The Economic Justice Project’s mission is to contribute to the economic growth of low-income communities by helping individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency and develop sustainable businesses.
Launched in September 2001, the Economic Justice Project (“EJP”) provides free legal assistance, business support, technical assistance, and education to minority, immigrant, and low-income entrepreneurs and small-business owners. EJP’s work furthers our vision of economic empowerment in disadvantaged communities by helping individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency and develop sustainable businesses. We also work with small-business owners who operate community-based businesses creating local jobs in underserved neighborhoods.
By connecting low-income entrepreneurs to law firms providing pro bono legal services, we work to close the opportunity gap and ensure that everyone receives high quality legal representation. The businesses we support are economic engines fueling the growth of our Commonwealth.
Resources for small businesses
Our Economic Justice Project has a wealth of resources that we want to share with our small businesses.
Healthy Business Checklist
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Small Business Intake Forms
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News and Resources
Oct 16, 19Suffolk Downs Can’t Become Another Seaport
Sep 18, 19Ropes & Gray Justice Fellowship
Jul 14, 19HUD Will Render Immigrants Homeless
May 01, 19Weaponizing The Census Would Hurt Massachusetts
Jan 03, 19Condemning Trump Administration’s Assault On Anti-Discrimination Protections
Jan 03, 19Comments on HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act
Nov 20, 182018 Year-in-Review
Nov 16, 18Congressional Resolution Honors Our Achievements
Sep 07, 18Symposium on the Future of Civil Rights (September 20, 2018)
Jun 23, 18Free Legal Clinic on July 16 in Roxbury
Feb 27, 18Expanding Client Intake and Community Outreach Staff
Jan 11, 18On MLK Day, Our 50-Year Quest for Justice
Nov 27, 17New Strategic Plan Released In Anticipation of the Lawyers’ Committee’s 50th Anniversary
Nov 03, 17Yesterday, we got an award! Today, we’re back in the trenches.
Jun 28, 17Calling on HUD to Investigate Facebook’s Discriminatory Advertising Practices
Apr 11, 17Protecting 30,000 Households
Jan 29, 17Responding to Unprecedented Civil Rights Challenges
Dec 02, 16Lawyers’ Committee Promises To Be The Community’s Legal Protectors