As one of the oldest civil rights institutions on the West Coast, we work to dismantle systems of oppression and racism, and build an equitable and just society.

Racial Justice

For more than 50 years, LCCRSF has fought to dismantle the many manifestations of institutionalized white supremacy and the oppression of Black communities and other people of color. We are committed to challenging policies, institutions, and systems that are violent, unjust, and inequitable to BIPOC communities.

Economic Justice

LCCRSF is committed to closing the racial wealth gap and empowering communities of color by increasing economic opportunities that will enable individuals to be in control of their livelihoods. We know that a strong economy fuels a community and, without it, the disparities that result can last for generations.

Immigrant Justice

Immigrant communities have been historically marginalized and continue to face various legal obstacles in an increasingly punitive immigration system. Our work is in solidarity with immigrants who face significant barriers to fair treatment and civic engagement by challenging particularly unjust systemic processes.

Our Approach:
Harnessing the power of the Bay Area

Partnering with communities to address injustice

We work directly with our communities through our free legal service clinics, and partner with grassroots groups and community partners, to identify and address patterns of abuse and inequality. 

Developing a network of pro bono attorneys and volunteers

We train and support over 1,000 attorneys, paralegals, law clerks, and interpreters who represent clients, research legal issues, and advocate passionately for meaningful and lasting change. 

Leveraging legal resources for systemic change

We amplify our communities’ calls for justice through class action litigation, reports, and legislative and policy campaigns, to prevent future harm and to build affirmatively anti-racist, equitable systems.

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