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Civil Rights Legal Education Program

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Civil Rights Legal Education Program

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Legal education, seminars, workshops and professional business training programs for the legal, educational and business communities.

This special initiative offers continuing legal education, seminars, workshops and professional business training programs for the legal, educational and business communities.  It is committed to providing the legal community and allied professionals with training on important civil rights topics, including new developments and emerging barriers, and is tailored to meet the needs of new attorneys and experienced legal professionals.  The Program’s speakers bureau includes seasoned members of the civil rights bar and members of the Lawyers’ Committee’s Board of Directors and Trustees, which include some of the most prominent members of the private bar.

Since its founding in 1963, the Lawyers’ Committee has pursued fairness and equality by engaging in litigation, advocacy and public education on issues relating to fair housing, employment discrimination, economic justice, education, voting rights, community development and criminal justice.   Grounded in this fifty plus years of experience, the Program will provide legal professionals and others with robust programming on some of the most important civil rights issues of the day.  Programs will draw on the Lawyers’ Committee’s experience in developing litigation, advocacy and public education, and will also seize on new trends and developments in case law, Supreme Court cases, policy developments, new guidance and other areas that shape and influence the state of civil rights law today.

A list of some Civil Rights Legal Programs currently available for your firm or business include:

  • The Status of Voting Rights in America and its Impact on the 2016 Election Cycle
  • Overview of Core Civil Rights Cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket in the Upcoming Term
  • Addressing the Resurgence of Debtors’ Prisons and the Criminalization of Poverty
  • Strategies for Promoting and Furthering Fair Housing Opportunities in Communities Today
  • Examination of Racial Disparities that Persist Within Public School Systems
  • An Overview of Barriers to Reentry Faced by People with Criminal Histories and the Interplay for Employers
  • Developing Appropriate Strategies to Address Implicit Bias in the Workplace

Working with Board members, their firm’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) departments and pro bono counsel, the Lawyers’ Committee will identify and tailor programs based on the particular need of the firm. Programs will likely extend between 1 to 1 ½ hours in length. Certain programs may be broadcast to other offices and/or available to corporate clients or members of the bar.  In addition, a firm may identify issues they have worked on enabling their lawyers to present along with the Lawyers’ Committee expert staff.

To schedule a program for your firm or for more information, please contact Nancy Anderson, Director of Pro Bono, at nanderson@lawyerscommittee.org or 202-662-8354.  The Lawyers’ Committee remains committed to securing equal justice for all and looks forward to working with your firm.

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