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Pro Bono Spotlight: Perkins Coie LLP

Since 1997, LCCRSF’s Legal Services for Entrepreneurs (LSE) Program has partnered with pro bono attorneys to provide free transactional legal services to economically marginalized individuals who want to start a business, businesses investing in economically distressed communities, and mom and pop shops located in areas where gentrification is a force for displacement. In light of the devastating impact of the global pandemic on small businesses, LCCRSF and its pro bono partners shifted … Continue reading Pro Bono Spotlight: Perkins Coie LLP



Court Finds Likely Constitutional Violation in ICE’S Detention of Immigrants in Two Cramped Detention Centers during Pandemic

Order Establishes Process for Court to Consider Releases of Detainees FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS:  San Francisco Public Defenders, Valerie Ibarra, valerie.ibarra@sfgov.org, 628-249-7946  ACLU SoCal Communications & Media Advocacy, communications@aclusocal.org, 626-755-4129 (cell) Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, [email protected], (415) 500-5229 (cell) SAN FRANCISCO — In an emergency order, a … Continue reading Court Finds Likely Constitutional Violation in ICE’S Detention of Immigrants in Two Cramped Detention Centers during Pandemic



DETAINED IMMIGRANTS FILE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST ICE, DEMAND IMMEDIATE RELEASES FROM EXTREMELY UNSAFE CONDITIONS DURING GLOBAL PANDEMIC

Lawsuit Also Defends First Amendment Right to Hunger Strike Over Dangerous Conditions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: San Francisco Public Defender’s Office (628) 249-7946 (cell) Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org ACLU SoCal Communications, 626-755-4129 (cell)  communications@aclusocal.org,  ACLU NorCal (415) 621-2493( cell)  press@aclunc.org  Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, (415) 500-5229, mconleybuchsieb@lccrsf.org April 21, 2020 SAN … Continue reading DETAINED IMMIGRANTS FILE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST ICE, DEMAND IMMEDIATE RELEASES FROM EXTREMELY UNSAFE CONDITIONS DURING GLOBAL PANDEMIC



Reflections from Alabama

Written by Bréyon Austin, Clinic and Pro Bono Coordinator Please Note: the below contains images and content that might be upsetting. Anxiety and fear, the only emotions I am able to name as the flight from San Francisco touches down in Montgomery. My first trip to the deep south, to the land that has represented … Continue reading Reflections from Alabama