The Center serves the community through ongoing work in a diversity of areas. We have developed the experience needed to work with community based organizations, school districts, and private industry. The Center for Law and Social Justice is noted for its special proficiency in:

  • Voting rights and voter protections
  • Police brutality and racial violence
  • Education policy
  • Racial justice
  • Social impact of legislation and policies
  • Parent advocacy and parent skills
  • Forum/conference planning and development

The Center for Law and Social Justice is supported by other networks and resources on the Medgar Evers College campus. Additional technical support and training services are offered as well, such as:

  • Mediation/Conflict resolution
  • Community economic development

Free Legal Consultations & Referrals

CLSJ only engages in impact litigation and does not provide legal representation for individuals. However, our attorneys do provide free legal consultations for community members. Legal consultations are designed to help community members get access to the legal help they need. CLSJ attorneys will evaluate your particular issue and will make referrals that connect you with agencies or law firms that can help your pursue and protect your rights.

Consultations are by appointment and take place on Wednesdays, either in person or on the phone, between the hours of 2 pm and 6 pm. To schedule an appointment, please call 718-804-8893 to make an appointment.

Esmeralda Simmons, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Law and Social Justice