Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

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Template:TOCnestleft Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is a progressive legal advocacy group that was established in 1963 at President John F. Kennedy's request. It devises how best to use the bar to work for "equal opportunities for minorities."[1]

Legal Mobilization Project

"Building on the success of implementing large-scale pro bono projects, the Legal Mobilization Project (LMP) was established in 2009 to develop a comprehensive, multi-dimensional approach to tackle today’s civil rights issues. Using the skill of attorneys, organizers and a technologist, LMP systematically and strategically develops methods to work across all subject areas through pro bono, organizing, technology, infrastructure building, litigation, public policy and public education to implement the Lawyers’ Committee’s mission."[2]

"Communities Against Hate" Leader

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is listed as a leader of the Open Society Foundation's Communities Against Hate initiative. [3]

"Communities Against Hate is a national initiative to collect data and respond to incidents of violence, threats, and property damage motivated by hate across the United States. The initiative leverages a reporting database ( that aggregates reports from victims, witnesses, and news accounts of hate incidents, as well as offers legal resources and social services to support people in need. Communities Against Hate aims to aggregate data on hate incidents, providing legal and social support, raising awareness, and educating the public on the prevalence of hate.
"The initiative is led by the Leadership Conference Education Fund, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and partner organizations representing diverse communities that reflect the fabric of America, including: Center for Community Change; Color of Change; Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (GSA Network); Hollaback!; Muslim Advocates; National Council of La Raza; National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC); New York City Anti-Violence Project; and the Transgender Law Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center is serving as a strategic advisor to the initiative.


National Support

Legal Mobilization and Public Policy Project

Employment Discrimination Project

Voting Rights Project

Fair Housing & Fair Lending and Environmental Justice Projects

  • Joseph D. Rich, Director, Fair Housing & Fair Lending Project
  • Yolanda McGill, Senior Counsel, Fair Housing & Fair Lending Project
  • Daria E. Neal, Senior Counsel, Environmental Justice Project
  • Thomas Silverstein, Legal Assistant, Fair Housing and Fair Lending, Community Development and Environmental Justice Projects


Board of Directors


Board of Directors

Board of Trustees

Honorary Lifetime Trustees

Regional Vice-Chairs

Chesapeake Region

Mid-Atlantic Region

Midwest Region

  • Teresa J. Kimker, Esq., Halleland Lewis Nilan Sipkins & Johnson P.A.
  • Jack Block, Esq., Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

Northeastern Region

Southeastern Region

Western Region

External links



  1. About
  2. Legal Mobilization Project, accessed June 18 2018
  3. The Leadership Conference Education Fund, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law & Nine Partner Organizations Launch Communities Against Hate National Initiative, accessed August 7 2018
  4. Staff
  5. Officers
  6. Board of Directors
  7. Board of Trustees
  8. Honorary Lifetime Trustees
  9. Regional Vice-Chairs