By Bree Bernwanger With new horror stories arriving daily from the U.S.-Mexico border, it’s easy to lose sight of the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrant communities closer to home. It’s also easy to miss the victories being won at the state level to protect them. … Continue reading Victory for Immigrant Youth Sets National Precedent
LGBTQ workers protected under Title VII of 1964 Civil Rights Act With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear three cases today arguing that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ people from employment discrimination, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR) issued the following statement in solidarity. “Today, … Continue reading Statement: SCOTUS Ruling Will Impact LGBTQ Clients
LCCR’s unique pro bono model enlists the power of the private bar in the fight for civil rights. But we couldn’t do it without our all-star pro bono team: Elica Vafaie, our new Director of Pro Bono and Strategic Partnerships, and Bréyon Austin, Clinic and Pro Bono Coordinator. Together, Elica and Bréyon manage our network … Continue reading Meet Our Pro Bono Team
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Pro bono expertise fuels our work at the Lawyers’ Committee. Volunteers staff our walk-in legal clinics, represent our asylum seeking clients in immigration court, and commit hundreds of hours a year to our impact litigation. But the success of our advocacy campaigns requires a range of expertise that extends beyond attorneys and law firms. For our April policy report, Towed into Debt: How Towing Practices in California Punish Poor People, our coalition teamed … Continue reading Pro Bono Spotlight: Analysis Group, Inc.