Lawyers for Civil Rights fosters equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in creative and courageous legal action, education, and advocacy, in collaboration with law firms and community partners.
VISION: Everyone has equal opportunity to thrive and advance.
Collaboration and Partnerships
We believe in building bridges between diverse constituencies, forging strong partnerships with community allies and law firms, and exercising leadership in areas where we have unique expertise.
Respect for Clients and Communities
We promote the well-being of our clients and their communities. We respect them, their dignity, and their self-determination.
The Power of Public Engagement
We value public engagement as a means of amplifying the voices of the communities we serve.
We believe the civil rights movement must be diverse in every respect. We value the insight and credibility that diverse perspectives bring to our organization and long-term effort for social change.
Courage, Commitment, and Action
We value the courage and commitment shown by our staff, partners, and clients to take on challenging issues, often against established interests, in our shared mission to foster equal opportunity and fight discrimination.
Creative Use of the Law to Promote Equality
We value creativity and expertise in the use of our legal system to achieve social justice and equality.
Lawyers for Civil Rights was formed in 1968 in the midst of riots in Northern cities, the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and the findings of the Kerner Commission report (concluding that the nation was “moving toward two societies, one black, one white – separate and unequal”). We celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2018.
“Boston must become a testing ground for the ideals of freedom.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1965)
Lawyers for Civil Rights fosters equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in creative and courageous legal action, education, and advocacy, in collaboration with law firms and…