As one of the oldest civil rights institutions on the West Coast, the goal at Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) is to dismantle systems of oppression and racism, and to build an equitable and just society.

Formed in 1968 to bridge the legal community and the Civil Rights Movement, LCCRSF is known for advancing the rights of people of color, immigrants, refugees and low income individuals. LCCRSF’s grounding in community and direct legal services help us identify the most pressing civil rights issues and informs the broader impact litigation and policy advocacy we undertake. Not only does LCCRSF fight oppression and construct more just systems and institutions, it builds the movement by investing in legal fellows and supporting a network of over 1,000 active pro bono attorneys who fight alongside it.