LGBTQ workers protected under Title VII of 1964 Civil Rights Act With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear three cases today arguing that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ people from employment discrimination, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco … Continue reading Statement: SCOTUS Ruling Will Impact LGBTQ Clients
LCCR’s unique pro bono model enlists the power of the private bar in the fight for civil rights. But we couldn’t do it without our all-star pro bono team: Elica Vafaie, our new Director of Pro Bono and Strategic Partnerships, and Bréyon Austin, Clinic and Pro Bono Coordinator. Together, Elica and Bréyon manage our network … Continue reading Meet Our Pro Bono Team
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Pro bono expertise fuels our work at the Lawyers’ Committee. Volunteers staff our walk-in legal clinics, represent our asylum seeking clients in immigration court, and commit hundreds of hours a year to our impact litigation. But the success of our advocacy campaigns requires a range of expertise that extends beyond attorneys and law firms. For our April policy report, Towed into Debt: How Towing Practices in California Punish Poor People, our coalition teamed … Continue reading Pro Bono Spotlight: Analysis Group, Inc.
Monika Kalra Varma LCCR executive director Monika Kalra Varma gave the following remarks at the annual ELAP Breakfast for Justice in Bellevue, Washington on May 22, 2019. Congratulations to the Eastside Legal Assistance Program for 30 years of serving this community. Jerry and Alex asked me to share a bit about my international work and … Continue reading Reclaiming Our Clients’ Power: Serving Hearts, Serving Communities