Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Regional Office Launch



Oct. 24, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Robinson Bradshaw
101 N. Tryon St., Suite 1900
Charlotte, NC 28246

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, based in Washington, D.C., is one of the nation's leading civil rights groups. A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, it was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar’s leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity – work that continues to be vital today. Its mission is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of the law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. For nearly 60 years, the Lawyers' Committee has been at the forefront of the fight for civil rights in housing, community development, education, voting and employment.

This reception celebrated the launch of the Lawyers' Committee’s new regional office based in North Carolina and led by veteran North Carolina civil rights lawyers Mark Dorosin and Elizabeth Haddix, formerly of the Julius L. Chambers Center for Civil Rights. The reception included a panel discussion – led by Haddix, Lawyers' Committee national executive director Kristen Clarke, and Robinson Bradshaw attorney and former Lawyers' Committee board co-chair Rob Harrington – about today's civil rights landscape and the Lawyers' Committee's work.

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