Civil Rights and Social Justice

Join Us. Whatever your area of specialization, CRSJ has a place for you. Over the past five decades, the Section and its members have worked on hundreds of issues addressing a broad range of civil rights, civil liberties, and international human rights. Today, the Section continues to promote policies affecting racial equality, environmental and economic justice, LGBT rights, gender equity, and other significant civil rights issues.

2022 CRSJ Annual Meeting

We invite you to join the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice at the 2022 ABA Annual Meeting! The Section will host business meetings, networking opportunities, two CLE Showcase programs, and an event focused on voting rights and fair elections during the 2022 ABA Annual Meeting, culminating in the 2022 Thurgood Marshall Award Celebration, honoring the esteemed President and Director-Counsel Emeritus of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., Sherrilyn Ifill. All CRSJ members are welcome to join us in-person as we come together for the 2022 ABA Annual Meeting.

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Human Rights Magazine - New Issue Available!

Volume 47, No. 3/4

The latest issue of the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice’s award-winning quarterly Human Rights Magazine invites you to explore diverse perspectives on the current tensions between religious freedom and LGBTQ equality.

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ABA Communities

Join this new, exclusive online community site to connect and interact. There are Communities for each of our substantive and operational committees.

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Voting Rights Toolkit

As a part of our multi-component voting rights initiative, CRSJ has created a Voting Rights Toolkit to provide technical assistance to you as you serve your community and our country in various ways. We have included information to help you identify election-related issues encountered by vulnerable populations and work toward solutions.

NAACP LDF President and Director-Counsel Emeritus Sherrilyn Ifill to Receive 2022 Thurgood Marshall Award

2022 Annual Meeting

The Section will honor the esteemed President and Director-Counsel Emeritus of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., Sherrilyn Ifill, with the 2022 Thurgood Marshall Award in a celebration during the ABA Annual Meeting.

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Sponsor the 2022 Celebration

When you participate in the Thurgood Marshall Award Celebration through sponsorship, you help fund the innovative projects and programs implemented by the Section to uphold the profession's commitment to achieving through the legal system, the American ideals of justice, freedom, and equality for all.

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Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors

The Section deeply thanks each generous sponsor of the 2022 Thurgood Marshall Award Celebration for its support that enables the Section to advance its programs and publications and better serve our community of advocates nationwide working to protect civil rights and social justice.

CRSJ 101 – Monthly Membership Event

Attention new and interested CRSJ members! Join Section leaders and staff on Monday, September 12 at 3:00 p.m. ET for a 30-minute event to learn more about the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, our projects and initiatives, committee membership, and opportunities to get involved or get published! This event is open to all ABA members and non-members. This recurring membership orientation will occur on the first Monday of every month at 3:00 p.m. ET.

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Member Spotlights

We are proud to showcase the work and accomplishments of our esteemed members. Check out our spotlights of some of our more active members, and learn more about their work, goals, and achievements.

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Whatever your area of specialization, CRSJ has a place for you. By joining us today, you can help ensure that the world’s largest voluntary professional association continues to uphold the Bill of Rights and the ideals it embodies.

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Over the past five decades, the Section and its members have worked on hundreds of issues addressing a broad range of civil rights, civil liberties, and international human rights. Today, the Section continues to promote policies affecting religious freedom, LGBT rights, gender equity, and other significant civil rights issues. Your gift will help make our efforts possible for the next fifty years!