In 1929, Harry Hom Dow became the first Asian American attorney admitted to practice in Massachusetts. 


The Dow Fund was established and named in honor of the legacy of Harry H. Dow, who worked tirelessly, without fanfare at his own personal expense and without compensation for so many years providing counsel to underserved immigrant and impoverished communities of Boston's Chinatown and South End. 


The Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund was established to provide resources to ensure access to the legal system for Asian Americans who are deprived of justice because of barriers such as language, race, culture, poverty, or immigration status.  Over the past 30 years, the Dow Fund has launched numerous projects, including: Anti-Asian Violence Education Project, Asian Battered Women Project, Asian Immigrant Rights Initiative, Cambodian Outreach Project, Chinatown Stabilization Project, and Community Internship.


​Mail us: 

Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund

P.O. Box 6204, Boston, MA 02114