About Us

our Mission and vision

Our Mission

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs works to create legal, economic and social equity through litigation, client and public education and public policy advocacy. While we fight discrimination against all people, we recognize the central role that current and historic race discrimination plays in sustaining inequity and recognize the critical importance of identifying, exposing, combating and dismantling the systems that sustain racial oppression. We partner with individuals and communities facing discrimination and with the legal community to achieve justice.

Our Vision

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee envisions an equitable society in which the legacy of discrimination has been overcome and there is an equitable application of law and access to justice.