Lawyers’ Committee Network

The Law Center is a member of a national consortium of affiliates of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. This powerful network works in diverse communities with different programmatic strategies to combat discrimination and create systemic reform.

The Lawyers’ Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, 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.

The Law Center opened its doors as a local affiliate of the Lawyers Committee in 1969. As the demand for civil rights lawyers became overwhelming, the leadership of the Philadelphia Bar Association officially incorporated the Law Center in 1974. Since then we have maintained strong ties to our counterparts across the country. Other affiliates include: