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New Study Shows Legal Representation Crucial to Obtain Justice for Detained Immigrants

In a criminal proceeding, with a single day of incarceration on the line, the right to appointed counsel is sacrosanct and has been for more than half a century. But in immigration court proceedings – where a wrong decision can mean deportation, a lifetime of separation from one’s family, and forced return to unimaginable horrors … Continue reading New Study Shows Legal Representation Crucial to Obtain Justice for Detained Immigrants



The Battle We Keep Fighting

Election Day is approaching, which means that we at the Lawyers’ Committee in the San Francisco Bay Area are gearing up our Election Protection efforts again. Election Protection is a nonpartisan volunteer legal effort that is aimed at protecting the vote. We coordinate it every two years, in conjunction with our national office. I recall … Continue reading The Battle We Keep Fighting



Connecting with our Past: Immigrant Rights are Civil Rights

The Lawyers’ Committee has a proud tradition of responding to the legal needs of the most vulnerable amongst us and is one of the first organizations in the United States to recognize Immigrant Rights as a Civil Rights issue. Indeed, in 1983 we established the Pro Bono Asylum Program. This program was established to address … Continue reading Connecting with our Past: Immigrant Rights are Civil Rights



Brown v. Board of Education at 60: The pursuit of equity in a changing landscape

By Sarah Rubin, Boston University Public Service Fellow, LCCR When the Supreme Court handed down its unanimous Brown v. Board of Education decision sixty years ago, the decision marked a major milestone on the path towards racial equity. On May 13, 2014, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area and … Continue reading Brown v. Board of Education at 60: The pursuit of equity in a changing landscape



Small Businesses Empower Local Communities

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights’ Legal Services for Entrepreneurs, helps small businesses, merchants, and microenterprises develop sustainable businesses that invest in their communities, create local jobs, and provide goods and services to local residents. Some ways that our clients serve their communities: Making an effort to conduct job searches locally and hire employees from … Continue reading Small Businesses Empower Local Communities