Asfinawati has been practicing as a human rights lawyer since 2001. She dealt with human rights subject particularly on labor issues including migrant workers, religious freedom or belief, women, and fair trial. She experienced as a lawyer at district court level to constitutional court including judicial review on religious defamation Law. After becoming a director of Jakarta Legal Aid Institute in 2006 – 2009, she is a chairperson of Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation for 2017-2021. After experiencing some litigation and policy advocacy she trusts more in organizing and educating to make changes.