Category Archives: Racial Justice

Cut Court Costs for Low-Income Defendants

Communities of Color Are Among the Hardest Hit By Rising Court Fees and Fines The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus curiae) brief in Massachusetts’ highest court, the Supreme Judicial Court, on behalf of racial justice and immigrants’ rights organizations in Commonwealth v.

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Lawsuit Filed to Block Immigration Arrests at Courthouses

CIVIL RIGHTS, INDIGENT DEFENSE GROUPS ASK SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT TO BLOCK IMMIGRATION ARRESTS AT MASSACHUSETTS COURTHOUSES Cite Evidence that ICE Enforcement at Courthouses Deters Witnesses from Appearing in Court, Battered Women from Seeking Restraining Orders Today, the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) Immigration Impact Unit, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice

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Why Are Boston Public Schools Students Being Arrested by ICE?

Why Are Boston Public Schools Students Being Arrested by ICE? The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice calls on the City of Boston to immediately investigate the growing school-to-deportation pipeline entangling Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) students with federal immigration authorities. On the heels of a widely-reported incident where BPS officers improperly referred a

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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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Black and Latino Immigrants File Federal Lawsuit to Block Trump’s Termination of TPS

Black and Latino Immigrants File Federal Lawsuit to Block Trump Administration’s Termination of Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador and Haiti Lawsuit Charges Administration Action Is “Impermissibly Tainted By Discrimination” Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, in partnership with Centro Presente, filed a landmark federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration to save Temporary

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Joint Statement Condemning WEEI Host’s Racist Comments

ASIAN AMERICAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF MASSACHUSETTS (AALAM) AND TEN OTHER BAR ASSOCIATIONS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS CONDEMN WEEI HOST CHRISTIAN FAURIA’S RACIST BEHAVIOR The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM), and ten other bar associations and community organizations (see full list below), strongly condemn the recent offensive, racist, and insensitive conduct of WEEI sports-talk radio

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New Police Training Techniques Announced By Walpole & Lawyers’ Committee

LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE TOWN OF WALPOLE ANNOUNCE NEW TRAINING TECHNIQUES BOSTON — Today, in response to a complaint filed on behalf of John-Paul Wahnon, the Walpole Police Department announced that it has instituted new training techniques and best practices, including comprehensive implicit bias training, to ensure procedural fairness. The Town will

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