Since 1909, the NAACP has maintained a legendary legacy for fighting legal battles to win social justice for all Americans. The NAACP Legal Department maintains an active docket of Civil Rights cases, frequently in conjunction with a team of cooperating lawyers around the nation who work daily in the courts alongside the Legal Department to address Civil Rights violations and forge the way in the fight to prevent the erosion of Civil Rights law in this country.
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NAACP Legal Staff
- Brad Berry—General Counsel
- Anson C. Asaka—Associate General Counsel
- Khyla D. Craine—Assistant General Counsel
- Lanita Ross—Special Assistant to the General Counsel
- Evan Johnson—Records Coordinator
History & Achievement
Since 1909, the NAACP has maintained a legadary legacy for fighting legal battles to win social justice for all Americans. Many of the most significant of these battles were fought and won under the leadership of Charles Hamilton Houston and his student and protégée, Thurgood Marshall.Learn about the NAACP's legal history >
Law Fellow Program
The NAACP Law Fellow Program is designed to give students who have completed at least one year of law school the opportunity to work for the summer at NAACP Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.
NAACP LEGAL VICTORIES
Throughout much of its history, litigation has been one of the primary methods used by the NAACP and its units around the country “to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination.”
NAACP Legal Department Expertise
NAACP Legal Department is responsible for corporate issues as well as for civil rights advocacy.Learn More >
Civil Rights Legal Docket
View a list of selected NAACP Civil Rights cases for the past years.See the cases >
The NAACP is frequently asked to submit Amicus Briefs in civil rights cases, regarding a number of varied legal issues.Learn More >
NAACP Legal History
In 1909, the NAACP commenced what has become its legacy of fighting legal battles to win social justice.Learn More >
NAACP Legal Awards
The NAACP has a number of annual awards to honor attorneys or units for outstanding civil rights legal achievementsLearn More >