We fight for racial justice

As legal advocates, we live each day inside the justice system. Our expertise lies in how laws create structures of opportunity or, as has too often been the case with our country’s minority citizens, systems of oppression.

This page is our pledge to our clients, staff, volunteers, board members, and communities of color to stand beside you, to fight for and protect your rights, and to continue building toward fulfilling our nation's promise of equal justice.


Interactive Timeline of Racial Justice History

We're taking a hard look at the laws and court decisions, tracing back to the founding of our nation and carrying through to present day, that have shaped the Black and Brown experience in America. We invite you to join us in learning (and unlearning) the history that brought us to where we are today.



If you can't see the timeline above, you can view it here.


Ask a Lawyer Live: The Color of Law: The creation and dismantling of racist structures in US law

Tune in at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16th, for our live Ask a Lawyer segment on legal protections and rights of LGBTQ+ people.

Stream on Community Legal Aid Facebook page.


Continue Learning

Want to learn more? View our resource list for further learning.


Juneteenth Recognition

Read our statement on Juneteenth 2021. (coming soon)

Read our statement on Juneteenth 2020.