New Strategic Plan Released In Anticipation of the Lawyers’ Committee’s 50th Anniversary

New Strategic Plan Released In Anticipation of the Lawyers’ Committee’s 50th Anniversary

Plan Focuses on Deepening and Expanding Advocacy Work in 2018-2021

 

At the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, our work is life-changing and
law-changing. Every day, we bring people together to promote equal opportunity and fight
discrimination.

Over the past year, our staff has grown by 33% and we have significantly expanded our
litigation docket while working closely with our law firm partners and colleagues. Our legal
warriors are filing more cutting-edge cases, building our network of community partners, and
helping even more small businesses in minority and low-income communities. We are
addressing 21st century civil rights challenges:

  • Fighting in court against the Trump Administration on behalf of sanctuary communities
    (Chelsea and Lawrence);
  • Protecting Asian-Americans and Latinos from voter disenfranchisement in Lowell;
  • Disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline by representing students of color facing unfair discipline in school;
  • Protecting children and families from immigration raids and the lawless Bristol County Sheriff;
  • Fighting hate in our region through individual representations, community education, and advocacy with local law enforcement;
  • Providing free legal support to hundreds of small business owners in low-income communities; and launching innovative programs like FoodBiz101, our accelerator for small businesses in the food industry, and BizGrow, an event where we provided 150 small businesses with free legal support.

To further guide our work and ensure its sustainability, in 2017, we embarked on a strategic
planning process. In connection with the effort, we reached out to our many stakeholders,
including:

  • Lawyers’ Committee’s Board Members;
  • Community Partners (focus groups with organizations serving minority and immigrant communities);
  • State and Local Bar Associations, including Affinity Bar Associations; and
  • Law Firm Pro Bono Directors.

The result of this comprehensive process is a dynamic vision for driving the organization
forward as we approach our 50th Anniversary in 2018. We are excited to share this vision with
you. Here’s to moving forward – without fail and without fear.

The strategic plan is available here.

Lawyers' Committee's 50th Anniversary Strategic Plan