Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, founded in 1968, works to advance, protect and promote the legal rights of communities of color, and low-income persons, immigrants, and refugees. Assisted by hundreds of pro bono attorneys, LCCR...
San Francisco, CA

131 Steuart Street

Suite 400

San Francisco, CA, 94105
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http://www.lccr.com
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Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, founded in 1968, works to advance, protect and promote the legal rights of communities of color, and low-income persons, immigrants, and refugees. Assisted by hundreds of pro bono attorneys, LCCR provides free legal assistance and representation to individuals on civil legal matters through direct services, impact litigation and policy advocacy. OUR HISTORY Lawyers' Committee, affiliated with the national Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which was founded in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy. Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, leading members of the San Francisco Bar established the San Francisco Bay Area office to advance civil rights. Towards this end, Lawyers' Committee staff--with the assistance of hundreds of pro bono attorneys--provides free legal assistance and representation to individuals on civil legal matters. In addition, the Lawyers' Committee handles policy impact cases that focus on important civil rights issues.