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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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Boston Police And Fire Hiring Practices Illegally Harm Minority Veterans

Civil Rights Groups Charge Police And Fire Department Hiring Practices Illegally Harm Boston’s Minority Veterans Call For Civil Service Investigation Into Unauthorized Use Of Residence Preference Boston, MA – Today, on behalf of the Boston Society of Vulcans (Vulcans), the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers (MAMLEO), and numerous concerned citizens, the Lawyers’ Committee

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Black Teachers Matter

As we celebrate Black History Month, we pay special attention to the role — and diminishing presence — of Black teachers in our public schools.    Today’s research speaks to the critical impact of Black teachers on Black students in particular: the dropout rate of Black male students decreases by more than one third when they encounter even

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