Biography

Joann Lee is a directing attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA). Bilingual in Korean, Ms. Lee has provided direct legal services to the growing Asian/Pacific Islander immigrant population in the Los Angeles area at LAFLA since 2000.  Ms. Lee specializes in family and immigration law, with a focus on representing survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.  She has extensive experience navigating courts and other government entities to obtain interpreters for limited-English proficient individuals, including filing administrative complaints and litigation based on civil rights language access requirements.  In 2015, Ms. Lee was appointed to the California Judicial Council Language Access Plan Implementation Task Force.  Active in the local community, Ms. Lee has served on the boards of the Korean American Bar Association, Korean Resource Center, and the Center for the Pacific Asian Family.  She is a graduate of Northwestern University and George Washington University Law School.