Category: Events


In Memoriam: Edward J. Barshak →

Events
Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) mourns the passing of Edward J. Barshak, our long-time Board member. Our thoughts are with all his family and friends at this difficult time. Ed was a distinguished and influential leader in Boston's legal community. His life-long passion and vision for racial justice continues to...

150 Attorneys Support Over 250 Small Businesses →

Coronavirus, Economic Justice, Events, Racial Justice
Today, Lawyers for Civil Rights and over a dozen Boston law firms and corporate sponsors will host the BizGrow Conference, a free event providing hundreds of minority-owned, woman-owned, and immigrant-owned small businesses with free legal consultations and technical support. BizGrow will be held virtually from 9:30 AM to 5 PM....

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,...

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...

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"]  

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...

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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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...

Amplify Your Impact: Challenge Fund Will Match New & Increased Donations →

Events
Amplify Your Impact: Challenge Fund Will Match New and Increased Donations The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice promotes equal opportunity and fights against discrimination. We protect the rights of people of color and immigrants using creative and courageous legal action, education, and advocacy in collaboration with law...

Lawyers’ Committee Promises To Be The Community’s Legal Protectors →

Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Following the election of Donald Trump, phone calls poured into the offices of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. The dominant theme: The climate at school and work had turned overtly hostile, as if many had taken the election as a cue to express any prejudices they...

Thankful →

Events
"As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them." John F. Kennedy This Thanksgiving, I see our challenges as opportunities for us to use our passion, our vision and the law to help bring forth social...

Make A Good Investment →

Events, Racial Justice
Some of you may know that one of my interests is post-apocalyptic science fiction. A reporter recently asked me: “Is that because you think we’re not going to make it?” As I explained to the reporter, it’s the exact opposite. I am attracted to those books and movies because I believe...

Bending the Arc Toward Justice: LCCR’s 2016 Year-in-Review →

Events
At the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, our mission is the complete elimination of discrimination. In 2016, we dramatically expanded our work to make it even more diverse, inclusive, visible and impactful. Check out our 2016 Year-in-Review!



Lawyering Across Identities: The Intersection of Latinx and LGBT Rights →

Events, Racial Justice
On Tuesday, October 25th from 6-8 PM, our Executive Director, Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, will be giving the "Latinos in the Law" lecture at NYU Law School. Last year’s speaker was Judge Jenny Rivera of the New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, and the speaker the previous year was...