Monthly Archives: March 2016

LCCR Advocates For Transportation Equity; Calls on MBTA To Reverse Cancellation Of Late Night Service

In a letter to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) leadership and federal officials, the Lawyers’ Committee called upon MBTA to reverse its decision to cancel late night bus and rapid transit service — a decision that will disproportionately impact minority and low-income communities.  In our letter, we highlight the importance of transportation equity in the civil

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LCCR’s Executive Director Featured in Boston’s Top 100 Most Influential People of Color

Public relations expert Colette Phillips, the Black woman behind the Get Konnected networking series, launched Boston’s Top 100 Most Influential People of Color.  The list aims to showcase minorities who are shaping the Greater Boston area across various sectors, including academia, business, health care, law, and philanthropy.  Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, the Executive Director of the Lawyers’

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Lawyers’ Committee Joins Amicus Brief on Mandatory Minimum Sentences

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights joined an amicus brief concerning mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses.  The brief argues that a court may sentence a defendant below the mandatory minimum sentence, particularly when the mandatory minimum sentence would be unconstitutional because it violates equal protection principles. Laltaprasad Amicus Brief — No. SJC 11970 filed

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Lawyers’ Committee Joins Amicus Brief in Employment Discrimination Case

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice has joined an amicus brief in support of Plaintiff-Appellant Emma Gyulakian in Gyulakian v. Lexus of Watertown and Post Motors, Inc., an employment discrimination case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Other organizations joining this amicus brief include the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, the American Civil Liberties Union

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The Lawyers’ Committee Launches the “Edward J. Barshak Fund for Justice”

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice announced today that it has launched the Edward J. Barshak Fund for Justice, in honor of Edward J. Barshak, a partner at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C. The fund has been established to provide dedicated litigation resources for the Lawyers’ Committee’s anti-discrimination cases. Barshak is

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