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The Civil Rights Lawyer Webinar Series

There are so many ways to work to advance civil rights and social justice, and the time could not be more opportune to explore pathways into the profession of the civil rights lawyer. This four-part series provides insights and perspectives about pursuing a career in the realm of civil rights law.

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A Social Justice Policy Summit: A New Administration

The ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice Rights of Immigrants Committee–in strategic partnership with the ABA Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice–hosted a policy summit designed to advance racial equity and social justice principles. Over the course of two days, the interdisciplinary conference explored myriad manifestations of interpersonal, structural, and institutionalized discrimination to create enhanced awareness around these issues. The convening also culminated in concrete community-driven policy recommendations to achieve positive social, political, and legal reform.

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Make a Difference with the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

The Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice has several projects designed to give you the ability to make an impactful difference right now. Your practice does not need to include civil rights. All you need is a desire to serve and a drive to effect change.

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Movement Lawyering in Moments of Crisis: Some Things White Allies (and Others) Can Do

Movement lawyering is helping by taking direction from impacted communities instead of imposing leadership. Law for Black Lives offers several suggestions for ways to offer support.

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