Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights Under Law


We target in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities.  The Lawyers’ Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar’s leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity – work that continues to be vital today.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is dedicated to supporting and advancing diversity within its workforce and board. Because our commitment to diversity and inclusion is inextricably linked to our pursuit of equal justice for all, we strive to work with a broad and diverse coalition of partner organizations.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is a national civil rights organization whose litigation work focuses on cases that have a broad impact, such as class actions.  Because of limited resources, we do not provide direct legal representation based on individual requests.  If you believe that your civil rights have been violated, we encourage you to contact one of the organizations listed below.  Please do not contact individual staff members.  Our policy is to provide only the standard referral information listed below.

Location-based Referrals to Lawyers’ Committee affiliates

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice

294 Washington Street, Suite 443
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: (617) 482-1145
Fax: (617) 482-4392

The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.

100 North LaSalle Street, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60602-2403
Tel: (312) 630-9744
Fax: (312) 630-1127

The Colorado Lawyers’ Committee

1401 Lawrence St.
Suite 2300
Denver, CO 80202
Tel: (303) 256-2782

Jackson, MS
Mississippi Center for Justice
736 N. Congress St. (39202)
P. O. Box 1023
Jackson MS 39215-1023
Tel: (601) 352-2269
Dir: (601) 209-1892
Fax: (601) 352-4769

Los Angeles
Public Counsel
601 South Ardmore
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 385-2977
Fax: (213) 385-9089

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
United Way Building
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: (215) 627-7100
Fax: (215) 627-3183

San Francisco
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
131 Steuart Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 543-9444
Fax: (415) 543-0296

Washington D.C.
Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
11 Dupont Circle N.W. Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 319-1000
Fax: (202) 319-1010

Takes donations.  Tax status is not indicated.

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Contact Name: Kristen Clark, President and Executive Director
Phone: 202-662-8600
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HQ Address
State: DC
City: Washington
  1500 K Street NW Suite 900
Zipcode: 20005