The Lawyers’ Committee is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan legal organization that provides pro bono legal representation to victims of discrimination based on race or national origin. The Committee’s mission is to provide a safeguard for the civil, social, and economic liberties of residents in Greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts. We handle major law reform cases as well as legal actions on behalf of individuals. We also engage in public policy advocacy, community legal education, community economic development, and other legal services that further the cause of civil rights.
The mission of the Economic Justice Project is to contribute to the economic growth of communities of color throughout Massachusetts by helping small, disadvantaged businesses to grow.
Through litigation and policy advocacy, the Education Project works to ensure that all Massachusetts schoolchildren have equal access to a high quality education.
Since 1968, the year of its founding, the Boston Lawyers’ Committee has provided pro bono representation to victims of workplace discrimination.
An innovative Medical Legal Partnership with the Community Health Team at the Massachusetts General Hospital Health Care Center in Chelsea with the goal of improving the material well-being of low-income immigrants and refugees.
Promotes housing equality by taking legal action against fair housing violations and partnering with other advocacy groups to promote policies and practices that encourage equal housing opportunities in Massachusetts.
Focus areas include voter protection, litigation, and advocacy, which are designed to effectively channel resources and focus our efforts to achieve equality and protect advances in voting rights for racial and ethnic minorities and other traditionally disenfranchised groups.