The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) and our partner the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) have been at the forefront of providing support to immigrant and refugee families seeking accountability and reparations by filing Federal Tort Claims Act … Continue reading Pro Bono Spotlight: Munger, Tolles & Olson 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
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
A New Year’s Resolution: More Pro bono! Happy New Year! If you are like many of us, you may have made a resolution or two for the New Year. Maybe that resolution targets your waistline or your wallet (just like mine does every year), but maybe, just maybe, one of your resolutions this year includes giving … Continue reading A New Year’s Resolution: MORE PRO BONO!
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