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Connecting with our Past: Immigrant Rights are Civil Rights

The Lawyers’ Committee has a proud tradition of responding to the legal needs of the most vulnerable amongst us and is one of the first organizations in the United States to recognize Immigrant Rights as a Civil Rights issue. Indeed, in 1983 we established the Pro Bono Asylum Program. This program was established to address … Continue reading Connecting with our Past: Immigrant Rights are Civil Rights



Brown v. Board of Education at 60: The pursuit of equity in a changing landscape

By Sarah Rubin, Boston University Public Service Fellow, LCCR When the Supreme Court handed down its unanimous Brown v. Board of Education decision sixty years ago, the decision marked a major milestone on the path towards racial equity. On May 13, 2014, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area and … Continue reading Brown v. Board of Education at 60: The pursuit of equity in a changing landscape



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



In Pursuit of a 21st Century Dream

Today the Lawyers’ Committee joins fellow civil rights advocates and others throughout the nation as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. As we mark this significant milestone, we pause for a moment of reflection to remember the iconic legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the … Continue reading In Pursuit of a 21st Century Dream



LCCR Partner Firm Gets Big Results for Second Chance Clinic and Donates $45,000 Attorney’s Fee Award to LCCR

After being denied housing following a flawed background check, a homeless client came to our Second Chance Legal Clinic at the West Bay Community Center. The background report was extremely prejudicial, listing pages of court reference or document numbers with no identifying information or any indication that these court records were at all relevant to … Continue reading LCCR Partner Firm Gets Big Results for Second Chance Clinic and Donates $45,000 Attorney’s Fee Award to LCCR