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The Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights and Economic Justice Turns Fifty—A Retrospective →

Events
Mark S. Brodin Professor and Michael & Helen Lee Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law School. Prof. Brodin is also a former staff attorney and member of Steering Committee of Lawyers for Civil Rights. The year 1968 was one of the most tumultuous, and consequential, in the history of our...

Report on Discipline →

Education, Racial Justice
NEW REPORT EXAMINES SCHOOL DISCIPLINE IN MASSACHUSETTS Discipline Rates Drop, But Disconcerting Disparities Remain September 27, 2018 Boston, MA – A comprehensive report issued today by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice examines the state of school discipline in Massachusetts.  The report, Unfinished Business, shows that while measurable progress...

Volunteer for Election Protection →

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Are you interested in getting involved this election cycle? Do you want to help protect the right to vote? Volunteer for non-partisan Election Protection! Please register at: bit.ly/electionprotection2018  

Response to Trump Administration’s “Public Assistance” Proposal →

Racial Justice
[pdf-embedder url="http://lawyerscom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Statement-in-Response-to-Trump-Administration-_Public-Assistance_-Proposal.pdf" title="Statement in Response to Trump Administration _Public Assistance_ Proposal"] The statement is available here: http://lawyerscom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Statement-in-Response-to-Trump-Administration-_Public-Assistance_-Proposal.pdf

Symposium on the Future of Civil Rights (September 20, 2018) →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Police Accountability, Racial Justice
  Please join us on September 20th for a groundbreaking civil rights conference at Suffolk Law School. Free registration starts at noon. Lunch will be served. Event will conclude with beer/wine reception. This event is open and free to the public. The program is available here: [pdf-embedder url="http://lawyerscom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Symposium-Program.pdf"]

Children Sue Trump Administration Officials in Class Action →

Racial Justice
CHILDREN SUE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS FOR DAMAGES IN CLASS ACTION OVER TRAUMA CAUSED BY THEIR UNLAWFUL DETENTION AND SEPARATION FROM THEIR PARENTS Boston, MA –   A team of Boston immigration, civil rights, and trial attorneys jointly filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of children seeking damages against Trump Administration officials...

Parents Tricked into Self-Deporting Demand Children’s Immediate Release →

Racial Justice
HONDURAN PARENTS DEPORTED WITHOUT THEIR CHILDREN DEMAND IMMEDIATE FAMILY REUNIFICATION 6 YEAR-OLD BOY AND 16 YEAR-OLD GIRL DETAINED FOR THREE MONTHS MUST BE RETURNED TO THEIR PARENTS Boston, MA – Today, two Honduran families deported from the United States without their children demanded the immediate release of their kids from...

Congressman James McGovern Joins Delegation to TPS Countries →

Racial Justice
Congressman James McGovern and Community Leaders Join Fact-Finding Delegation to TPS Countries A delegation of federal and local elected officials, community leaders, and legal experts are traveling to observe country conditions in El Salvador and Honduras — both countries recently rocked by devastating news that their designation for Temporary Protected...

Lawyers’ Committee at Lavender Law →

Events
Join the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice at the National LGBT Bar Association's 30th Annual Conference & Career Fair (Lavender Law) in New York City from August 7-10. Here is where you can find our legal warriors: Wednesday, August 8 at 10:45 AM Legal Empowerment Strategies for...

Immigrants Score Major Victory Against Trump Administration →

Racial Justice
Immigrants Score Major Victory Against Trump Administration Federal Court in Boston Rejects Government's Effort to Dismiss TPS Litigation In a detailed, 42-page opinion issued late Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper rejected the federal government's request to dismiss Centro Presente v. Trump, a high-profile lawsuit challenging the termination of...

REUNITED! Mother and Child Share Their Story Monday, July 16 at 9:30 AM →

Racial Justice
REUNITED! Mother and Child Share Their Story Monday, July 16 at 9:30 AM WHAT: Immigrant mother and her 9 year-old son share their story. After surviving 45 days of forced separation at the hands of the federal government – and overcoming countless bureaucratic and legal obstacles – immigrant mother and...

Update on Emergency Court Hearing for Mother Separated From 9-Year Old Son →

Racial Justice
The federal court in Boston heard oral argument in an emergency case seeking the immediate reunification of a 9 year-old boy with his mother. The judge is taking the matter under advisement. “I fled Brazil seeking safety for my child and myself. I have now been separated from my son...

Court Sets Emergency Hearing for Mother Separated From 9-Year Old Son →

Racial Justice
Federal Judge Sets Hearing for Mother Separated From 9-Year Old Son At Border In Justifying Delay, Government Claims Child "Has Not Demonstrated Any Mental Health Concerns As A Result Of Being Separated From His Mother." WHAT: A federal court hearing in an emergency lawsuit to reunite a 9 year-old boy who was forcibly...

TPS Delegation Report Launched in Anticipation of Hearing in Federal Court →

Racial Justice
CIVIL RIGHTS AND IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS GROUPS ARGUE TPS CASE AND RELEASE LANDMARK REPORT ON HONDURAS AND EL SALVADOR In anticipation of a federal court hearing on TPS, civil rights and immigrants’ rights groups are releasing a groundbreaking report describing the harsh in-country conditions that families and children would confront if they...

“Mom, when are you coming to get me? Please come now!” →

Racial Justice
Massachusetts-Based Mother Separated From 9-Year Old Son At Border Sues Federal Officials To Secure His Release Texas Facility Holding Child Probes Mother’s Religious Beliefs And Practices To Determine If She Is Fit To “Sponsor” Own Son On Friday, June 29, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, the...

Reuniting Children with their Parents →

Racial Justice
Reuniting Children with their Parents: Boston-Based Rapid-Response Initiative to Remedy Border Injustice We are all too familiar with the harrowing stories of children and parents being torn apart at the border. But the reverberations of injustice are not easily confined. Right here in Boston, we are now seeing the human...

Response to Boston Schools Superintendent Resignation →

Education
Response to Boston Schools Superintendent Resignation Last week, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and our allies filed a groundbreaking suit against the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools and its Superintendent, and the Boston Police Department to obtain public records regarding information sharing with federal immigration authorities. In December 2017,...