23 JUNE 2023
Embassy Press and Information Section
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. met with officers of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA) to discuss ways to enhance cooperation in providing legal services to the Filipino community in the United States.
Since the signing of a Report of Understanding in May 2021, the Embassy has tapped NFALA for resource persons for Post Arrival Orientation Seminars for Filipino workers and legal consultants for labor-related cases. During this meeting, several activities to expand cooperation were identified such as the conduct of free webinars and lectures on immigration, human trafficking, taxation, family law and estate planning; expansion of NFALA membership to areas with large concentrations of Filipino Americans; partnerships with organizations of lawyers in the Philippines and; consular assistance to Filipino Americans. NFALA is an organization composed of young Filipino American legal professionals who are “advocating for justice, civil rights, and equal opportunity for the Filipino American community”, as mentioned in its website www.nfala.com.###