Category: Economic Justice


Our Economic Justice Project is now BizGrow →

Economic Justice
We are proud to announce that our Economic Justice Project is now LCR | BizGrow. Growing wealth in historically disadvantaged communities is a critical civil rights issue. For nearly 20 years, we have helped close the wealth gap by fueling equitable economic growth and providing free legal support to thousands of...

2019 Annual Report →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Health Disparities, Housing, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Race and Climate, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Check out our latest work. Our 2019 year-in-review is available here: [pdf-embedder url="http://lawyersforcivilrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019-Annual-Report-DIGITAL.pdf" title="2019 Annual Report DIGITAL"]

Free Legal Support For Small Businesses Affected by Columbia Gas Explosion →

Economic Justice
Lawyers Provide Free Legal Support To Small Businesses Affected by Columbia Gas Explosion in Massachusetts  Ropes & Gray and Lawyers for Civil Rights Partner to Help Businesses File Claims Ahead of Jan. 9 Deadline Through an innovative partnership, Ropes & Gray and Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) have launched an effort...

Calling on Boston to Diversify Public Contracts →

Economic Justice
Minority Contractors, Community Groups, and Legal Leaders Call on the City of Boston to Diversify Public Contracts In an open letter a broad-based coalition of organizations and community leaders called upon Mayor Martin Walsh and the City of Boston to take immediate steps to ensure greater participation of Minority- and...

100 Lawyers Offer Free Support to 250 Entrepreneurs →

Economic Justice
100+ Attorneys to Offer Free Legal Help to Small Minority- and Immigrant-Owned Businesses at “BizGrow” One-Day Event Expected To Assist Over 250 Entrepreneurs Lawyers for Civil Rights and 14 Boston law firms and corporate sponsors will host BizGrow, a free event providing hundreds of small minority-owned and immigrant-owned small businesses with...

2018 Year-in-Review →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Check out our latest work. Our 2018 year-in-review is available here: http://lawyersforcivilrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-Year-in-Review.pdf [pdf-embedder url="http://lawyersforcivilrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-Year-in-Review.pdf" title="2018 Year in Review"] Our 2018 year-in-review is available here: http://lawyersforcivilrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-Year-in-Review.pdf

Congressional Resolution Honors Our Achievements →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Mass. Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Honoring Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice Bicameral Resolution Marks 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers’ Committee’s Boston Affiliate Text of Resolution (PDF) Washington, DC – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Stephen F. Lynch, along with their colleagues from the Massachusetts congressional delegation,...

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://lawyersforcivilrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SaveTheDate-Symposium.pdf"]  

Free Legal Clinic on July 16 in Roxbury →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
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280+ Small Businesses to Receive Free Legal Support in Boston →

Economic Justice
Pro Bono Attorneys from 14 Law Firms To Offer Free Legal Help To Minority-Owned Small Businesses at “BizGrow” Boston, MA – Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and 14 Boston law firms will host BizGrow, a free event to connect hundreds of minority-owned small businesses with free legal...

Expanding Client Intake and Community Outreach Staff →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Health Disparities, Housing, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Expands Client Intake and Community Outreach Staff  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (“Lawyers’ Committee”) fosters equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in creative and courageous legal action, education and advocacy in collaboration...

On MLK Day, Our 50-Year Quest for Justice →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Today, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we kick off our 50th Anniversary.  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice was founded in 1968 in the midst of the assassination of Dr. King, and the findings of the Kerner Commission (which concluded that the nation was "moving toward two societies,...

New Strategic Plan Released In Anticipation of the Lawyers’ Committee’s 50th Anniversary →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
New Strategic Plan Released In Anticipation of the Lawyers' Committee's 50th Anniversary Plan Focuses on Deepening and Expanding Advocacy Work in 2018-2021   At the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, our work is life-changing and law-changing. Every day, we bring people together to promote equal opportunity and...

The Business of Food →

Economic Justice
Food Biz 101 Pitch Competition Winner Announced Culmination of 12-Week Program For Minority- and Women-Owned Food Businesses Capping off a 12-week program for minority- and women-owned food businesses, CommonWealth Kitchen and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice announced the winner of the Food Biz 101 pitch competition:...

Yesterday, we got an award! Today, we’re back in the trenches. →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Health Disparities, Housing, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Yesterday, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice received the Boston Bar Association’s Beacon Award for Diversity and Inclusion. This award recognizes the importance of our life-changing and law-changing work. We foster equal opportunity and fight discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in...

Excessive LLC Fees Harm Small Businesses in Massachusetts →

Economic Justice
Today, on behalf of the minority, immigrant, and women-owned businesses we serve, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice has sent a request to Governor Charlie Baker to discuss the high cost of filling as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Massachusetts. The $500 yearly fee is nearly...

150+ Small Businesses Attend BizGrow →

Economic Justice
Our free small business event, BizGrow, connected more than 150 entrepreneurs to free business and legal support. Learn more about the event in the Boston Business Journal here. Also check out our inspiring small business clients on the Take with Sue on NECN:  

BizGrow: Free Business/Legal Consultations and Workshops on July 13 →

Economic Justice
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice will host BizGrow, a free groundbreaking event designed to connect dozens of existing and potential small business owners with free legal and business support. This event will be held on July 13th from 1-6 PM at Suffolk Law School (120 Tremont...