The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) of the San Francisco Bay Area champions the legal rights of poor people, immigrants and refugees, with a special commitment to African-Americans. Pamela Price was a member of the Board of Directors from 2006-2014. From 2010-2014, she served as Co-Chair of the Board for two terms. From June to December 2007, she served as the Interim Executive Director while the Committee searched for a new Executive Director. In 2008, she led the Committee’s celebration of its 40th Anniversary. In 2010, the Committee honored Law Offices of Pamela Y. Price for its financial contributions to the organization with the “Living the Dream” award. In 2015, Pamela became the Director of Special Projects.
The Committee is affiliated with the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, begun in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy. Leading members of the San Francisco Bar established the San Francisco office in 1968–shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.–to advance civil rights. The Lawyers’ Committee staff–with the assistance of hundreds of pro bono attorneys–provides free legal assistance and representation to individuals on civil legal matters, and handles policy impact cases that focus on important civil rights issues.
Led by the dynamic Kimberly Thomas Rapp since 2012, LCCR has a stellar reputation of providing hands-on training and pro bono opportunities for associates and partners who volunteer their time to the Committee’s direct services programs, including the Asylum Program, Legal Services for Entrepreneurs and the Second Chance Clinic. In 2006, the Board of Directors re-affirmed the Committee’s special commitment to the African-American community.