Category Archives: Economic Justice

New Name. New Website. Same Mission.

Our life-changing and law-changing mission remains constant: to fight discrimination and advance the civil rights of people of color and immigrants. But just as discrimination changes over time, so too must our organization. Our approach must evolve if we are to remain at the forefront of the civil rights movement. Our impact has grown significantly

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Congressional Resolution Honors Our Achievements

Mass. Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Honoring Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice Bicameral Resolution Marks 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers’ Committee’s Boston Affiliate Text of Resolution (PDF) Washington, DC – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Stephen F. Lynch, along with their colleagues from the Massachusetts congressional delegation, today introduced a resolution to

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280+ Small Businesses to Receive Free Legal Support in Boston

Pro Bono Attorneys from 14 Law Firms To Offer Free Legal Help To Minority-Owned Small Businesses at “BizGrow” Boston, MA – Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and 14 Boston law firms will host BizGrow, a free event to connect hundreds of minority-owned small businesses with free legal consultations and technical business support.

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Expanding Client Intake and Community Outreach Staff

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Expands Client Intake and Community Outreach Staff  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (“Lawyers’ Committee”) 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

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On MLK Day, Our 50-Year Quest for Justice

Today, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we kick off our 50th Anniversary.  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice was founded in 1968 in the midst of the assassination of Dr. King, and the findings of the Kerner Commission (which concluded that the nation was “moving toward two societies, one black, one white –

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The Business of Food

Food Biz 101 Pitch Competition Winner Announced Culmination of 12-Week Program For Minority- and Women-Owned Food Businesses Capping off a 12-week program for minority- and women-owned food businesses, CommonWealth Kitchen and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice announced the winner of the Food Biz 101 pitch competition: Cini’s.  Joe Spagnuolo, the owner

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Yesterday, we got an award! Today, we’re back in the trenches.

Yesterday, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice received the Boston Bar Association’s Beacon Award for Diversity and Inclusion.     This award recognizes the importance of our life-changing and law-changing work. We foster equal opportunity and fight discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in creative and courageous legal action,

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Excessive LLC Fees Harm Small Businesses in Massachusetts

Today, on behalf of the minority, immigrant, and women-owned businesses we serve, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice has sent a request to Governor Charlie Baker to discuss the high cost of filling as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Massachusetts. The $500 yearly fee is nearly 5 times more expensive than

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