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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



Latham & Watkins Pro Bono Team Wins Case for Second Chance Client

A team of Latham & Watkins attorneys including associates Vanessa Reid and Evangeline Burbidge, partner Tim Crudo, and former Latham lawyers, Laura Vartain Horn and Darius Ogloza, with assistance from Susan Hope, successfully had a Second Chance pro bono client’s 2009 arrest reclassified as a detention, which will increase his employment opportunities and allow him … Continue reading Latham & Watkins Pro Bono Team Wins Case for Second Chance Client



Shared Principles for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Create a Fair Roadmap to Citizenship Create a fair process that respects human dignity and family unity, and allows immigrants to remain in the United States and become citizens. Provide equal protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) families. The path to citizenship should be broad and inclusive, and not exclude potential … Continue reading Shared Principles for Comprehensive Immigration Reform



California Values Statement for Immigration Reform

California is home to the largest population of immigrants in the United States. Immigrants are our family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers – and many of us are immigrants ourselves. From the fields of the Central Valley to downtown city skyscrapers, immigrants help to drive California’s economic and cultural engines. More than one in four … Continue reading California Values Statement for Immigration Reform



Why We Still Need Affirmative Action

By Cecilia Chen Diverse perspectives. Challenging questions. A glimpse into someone else’s worldview. As an Asian- American woman, affirmative action was something I didn’t fully understand until I went to college. Looking back, I realize that my peers from different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds pushed me to look beyond what was familiar and question … Continue reading Why We Still Need Affirmative Action