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What is Lawyers For One America?
Lawyers For One America is a collaboration of lawyers and organizations in the legal profession working to insure that the legal profession reflects the diverse society we serve and provides full service to underserved communities so they can enjoy access to equal justice. The LFOA collaboration welcomes others who support this mission to participate in our efforts.

What's the impetus of Lawyers For One America?
Lawyers For One America was formed after President Clinton issued a historic Call to Action at the White House on July 20, 1999. Specifically, President Clinton asked the legal community to use their skill and their positions of influence to increase diversity at all levels of the legal profession and to increase pro bono services.

Who are some of LFOA's participants?
The participants in the Lawyers For One America collaboration include: The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; the American Corporate Counsel Association; the Minority Corporate Counsel Association; the National Bar Association; the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association; the Hispanic National Bar Association; the Native American Bar Association; the Association of American Law Schools; the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Bar Association; the National Association of Public Interest Law; the Bar Association of San Francisco, Wells Fargo, American Lawyer Media, Bank of America, Cisco Systems Inc., BellSouth Corporation, Levick Strategic Communications, LLC and other state and local bar associations; other national and local civil rights and diversity organizations; corporate law departments; law firms; law schools; individual attorneys.

What are the LFOA's main objectives?

  • The Lawyers For One America collaboration has created a database of model practices and programs within the legal profession and other industries aimed at increasing diversity at all levels and expanding access to legal services.

  • Lawyers For One America has established a pro bono law office in Northern California to provide legal assistance to underserved communities.  This office serves as a model for other pro bono offices aimed at providing affordable legal advice and assistance to the working poor.

  • Those practices, programs and resources are promoted by LFOA through the network provided by the attorneys and organizations in this collaboration, via conferences, events, publications, web sites, and other contacts and collaborative endeavors.

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