COALITION OF CONCERNED LEGAL PROFESSIONALS is a free and voluntary, unincorporated private membership association of attorneys, paralegals, law students and others who have united to commit time, resources and skills to fight the lack of meaningful access to legal recourse available to low-income workers in particular, but now to a growing portion of our population losing their jobs, homes, health care and hope for their children’s futures. Together we work to discover and advance methods to fight for all those who come to us through organizations with low-income membership or constituencies. We promote ways and means of greater accessibility and availability of legal advice, education and counsel from members of the legal profession who have joined with us in this endeavor.
CCLP believes that in order for immediate change to transform into a long lasting practice, those directly affected by the injustices must take a lead role in defining the solutions and bringing about that change. If an organization purporting to fight for the interests of low-income workers does not have daily contact with those in need of assistance, it can only guess at the real needs and concerns of those it assists. CCLP partners with organizations whose memberships and constituencies face a lack of access to legal recourse. CCLP’s structure and principles allow it to concentrate on solutions for the lowest-paid workers without financial coercion by government or other special interests.