One Mission. Nine Impact Areas.

Lawyers for Civil Rights fosters equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants through legal action, education, and advocacy. 

While our mission is focused, we recognize that discrimination takes many forms—and that factors such as race, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, immigration status, gender identity, and sexual orientation can overlap and intersect with one another. We organize our work according to nine impact areas that represent critical battlegrounds for civil rights today, and that address the many ways our clients experience discrimination. As new issues arise, we move quickly to establish innovative practice areas—ensuring we remain on the front lines of justice.

economic

BizGrow

We contribute to the economic growth of communities of color by providing free legal support to entrepreneurs with big dreams and limited resources.

education

Education

Through litigation and policy advocacy, we ensure all schoolchildren have equal access to a high-quality education.

employment

Employment

We provide free legal support in response to discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

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Race and Climate Justice

We are establishing a new practice area focused on climate resilience and environmental justice in low-income communities of color and immigrant communities.

health

Health Disparities

We coordinate an innovative medical-legal partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital that improves the well-being of low-income families and children.

housing

Fair Housing

We take legal action against fair housing violations and promote policies that encourage equal housing opportunities.

voting

Voting Rights

We protect and expand voting rights for people of color and other traditionally disenfranchised groups.

immigrant

Immigrant Rights

We protect the constitutional rights of immigrant communities.

police

Police Accountability

We promote community policing and hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct.