Category Archives: Racial Justice



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



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



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



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