Mission, Vision and Core Values

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice 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.