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Combining direct legal services, policy advocacy, and impact litigation strategies, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area advances the rights of immigrants, refugees and communities of color, with a specific focus on low income communities and a long-standing commitment to African Americans. We provide leadership and expertise in identifying legal issues and cases that are critical to the advancement of minority and immigrant communities, and we marshal the resources of the private bar to help effect structural change.

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In the spotlight

03.18.14 -  HOT OFF THE PRESS! Lawyers’ Committee releases a new study, "Voting Rights Barriers and Discrimination in Twenty-First Century California: 2000-2013", based on an in-depth study of voting discrimination in California over the past 13 years, and exposes a trend in voting rights violations and disenfranchisement throughout the state. To read more, click here

02.05.14 - LCCR is pleased to announce the passage of the Fair Chance Act by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Introduced by Supervisor Jane Kim, and co-sponsored by Supervisor Malia Cohen, the Fair Chance Act will strengthen and expand the City’s current fair hiring policies, known commonly as “ban the box,” to private businesses, affordable housing, and contracting, and remove unnecessary barriers to stable housing and employment for individuals with conviction records.

Racial justice

Lawyers’ Committee was founded with the belief that advancing racial justice is the central component of any true civil rights movement. Our core programs focus on addressing structural racism and ensuring that everyone has equal access to justice. Learn more.

economic Equality

We are committed to increasing economic opportunities for underserved communities. Our direct services programs and impact projects overcome barriers faced by and build the economic power of communities of color and immigrant communities. Learn more.

immigrant rights

We help protect the civil rights of Immigrants and refugees, affording them full and fair access to education, police protection and other vital government services, and safeguarding their due process and constitutional rights. Learn more.