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Reclaiming Our Clients’ Power: Serving Hearts, Serving Communities

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

  

Settlement Reached Implementing Review of Modesto City Schools Discipline and Behavior Intervention Policies

Modesto, CA—Friday, a coalition of Modesto parents and students, the Modesto-based civil rights organization Advocates for Justice, and the Modesto-Stanislaus Branch of the NAACP—represented by California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. (CRLA), Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP—reached an agreement with the Modesto City Schools, … Continue reading Settlement Reached Implementing Review of Modesto City Schools Discipline and Behavior Intervention Policies



LCCR files Lawsuit to Stop Towing Cars for Debt Collection

On February 13, 2018, Bay Area Legal Aid and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area filed a case challenging San Francisco’s practice of towing cars – without prior notice – just because of unpaid parking tickets. The Plaintiff in the case, James Smith, came back to the place he … Continue reading LCCR files Lawsuit to Stop Towing Cars for Debt Collection