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An open letter from our Executive Director

Rising to meet the needs of the moment and movement Dear Friends, Each day feels like a lifetime these days. It has been fourteen days since George Floyd was killed. In the days that have followed we have watched daily police violence against protesters. These images have kept us awake at night. I am personally … Continue reading An open letter from our Executive Director



LCCR files Lawsuit to Stop Towing Cars for Debt Collection

On February 13, 2018, Bay Area Legal Aid and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area filed a case challenging San Francisco’s practice of towing cars – without prior notice – just because of unpaid parking tickets. The Plaintiff in the case, James Smith, came back to the place he … Continue reading LCCR files Lawsuit to Stop Towing Cars for Debt Collection



LCCR Hires Experienced Social Justice Executive to Lead the Organization

Monika Kalra Varma will assume the role as Executive Director on the eve of the 50th Anniversary of the organization’s founding and at a pivotal moment in America’s fight for greater equality for all. October 10, 2017 – San Francisco – Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR) … Continue reading LCCR Hires Experienced Social Justice Executive to Lead the Organization