Who We Serve

we work with
everyday heroes.

Our success is driven by our clients’ courage and their personal commitment to equal justice for all.

Each year, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee works side by side 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. Our theory of change includes partnering with individuals and community groups to express their own power and connecting them with the highest quality lawyers in town

Inequality in D.C. Today

of people who are blind are unemployed

1 in 3
children live in poverty

of the prison population is African American or Latino

Client Stories

Case Study
Ending Discrimination at “America’s Diner”

In the early 1990s, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee exposed rampant discrimination against African American patrons at Denny’s restaurants. Black patrons were denied seating, required to pay first, or made to sit in the back of the restaurant.

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