what we do

we fight for justice,
and we win

We pursue cases that move the law in a positive direction and establish new precedents.

For over 50 years, we’ve worked to create a future in which EVERY person has an equal opportunity to live up to their full potential. The Washington Lawyers’ Committee uses its legal firepower to fight discrimination. As we dismantle the systems that sustain inequity, we also work to repair the damage caused by past generations of discrimination.

Each year, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee partners with community members and organizations on scores of cases to combat discrimination based on race, gender, disability, family size, history of criminal conviction, and more. We have secured a relentless stream of civil rights victories over the past five decades—and we won’t stop fighting until we achieve justice for all.