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New LCCR Report – Paying More for Being Poor

”Paying More for Being Poor: Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System”, a new report we released last week, shows that Californians pay some of the highest fines and fees in the country. For example, we pay more than three times the national average … Continue reading New LCCR Report – Paying More for Being Poor



Volunteer Today to Protect Civil Rights

  We need volunteer attorneys, interpreters, paralegals, and more… The strength of the Lawyers’ Committee resides in its dedicated volunteers. By leveraging the power of the private bar, the Lawyers’ Committee engages in impact litigation, policy advocacy, and direct legal services. Since 1968, we have mobilized thousands of pro bono attorneys and other volunteers who … Continue reading Volunteer Today to Protect Civil Rights



We who believe in freedom are weary today…

  “Until the killing of black men (and women), black mothers’ sons (and daughters), becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother’s son (or daughter), we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.” ~ Ella Baker  We regret coming to you yet again to bemoan … Continue reading We who believe in freedom are weary today…



Reflections on a Challenging Year for Civil Rights

As the year comes to a close, we are reminded of the many instances that challenged our communities and challenged us as civil rights advocates during 2015. Bold instances of overt racism, anti-immigrant sentiment, and police brutality saturated media content and sparked protests throughout the nation. At times it seemed like the communities we serve were constant … Continue reading Reflections on a Challenging Year for Civil Rights