Category Archives: Community Empowerment & Economic Justice


 

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LCCR files Lawsuit to Stop Towing Cars for Debt Collection

On February 13, 2018, Bay Area Legal Aid and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area filed a case challenging San Francisco’s practice of towing cars – without prior notice – just because of unpaid parking tickets. The Plaintiff in … Continue reading LCCR files Lawsuit to Stop Towing Cars for Debt Collection



Client spotlight: With help from Legal Services for Entrepreneurs, Founder of Polyglotte Keyboards thrives in the tech world

Daniela Semeco speaks English, Spanish, French and German fluently, and she’s in the process of learning Italian, Portuguese and Russian. But for this Latina technology entrepreneur born in a bilingual and technological household in Caracas, Venezuela, the process of securing patents and trademarks was an area where she needed some help. That’s when she turned … Continue reading Client spotlight: With help from Legal Services for Entrepreneurs, Founder of Polyglotte Keyboards thrives in the tech world



Helping a community recover after a tragedy

In late January, a massive fire in San Francisco’s Mission District left a community reeling. In addition to the devastating impact on residents there, the four-alarm blaze displaced 36 small businesses. Many of the affected merchants—predominantly immigrant, low-income sole proprietors, including artists, restaurants, shops, delis, and others—were the lifeblood of the local business community. Unfortunately, they were left dealing … Continue reading Helping a community recover after a tragedy



Small Business Tenants – Know Your Rights!

As the real estate market in the Bay Area continues to skyrocket, small businesses and local residents are feeling the squeeze. Here are some basic tips from commercial real estate attorneys for small business tenants on how to strengthen your lease and continue to operate in your place of business. Get it in Writing – … Continue reading Small Business Tenants – Know Your Rights!



Small Businesses Empower Local Communities

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights’ Legal Services for Entrepreneurs, helps small businesses, merchants, and microenterprises develop sustainable businesses that invest in their communities, create local jobs, and provide goods and services to local residents. Some ways that our clients serve their communities: Making an effort to conduct job searches locally and hire employees from … Continue reading Small Businesses Empower Local Communities