Kim Leung

Voting Rights Legal Fellow

Kim Leung is the Voting Rights Legal Fellow at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago and Asian Law Caucus. Kim spearheads Advancing Justice | Chicago’s state and local voter protection work. Kim’s responsibilities include overseeing Advancing Justice | Chicago’s poll monitoring program – a coordinated effort among our community partners and volunteers to ensure ballot access and language assistance for all eligible voters, with a particular focus on Asian Americans and immigrant communities.

Working through coalitions and community-based partnerships, Kim advocates for policies that promote fair, equitable and inclusive elections.

Kim draws from her diverse legal experience. Prior to this role, Kim was Managing Attorney at the Chinese American Service League, where she provided and coordinated civil legal aid services with particular focus on Chicago’s Asian American and LEP communities. Kim’s work in legal aid earned her CABA’s Distinguished Service in Law Award. Previously, Kim served as Assistant Attorney General at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, where she litigated Section 1983 federal civil rights claims. Prior to working in the public sector, Kim worked as an Associate in Chicago law firms where she specialized in insurance coverage and personal injury.

Active in the community, Kim serves on the professionals board at CARPLS legal aid, and is a board member of the Chinese American Bar Association of Chicago.

Kim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. During law school she worked at the Wisconsin Innocence Project. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.

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