I went to law school in the 1970s because I wanted to change the world. I was... more
I went to law school in the 1970s because I wanted to change the world. I was fortunate to be able to work in public interest law for 25 years, working in legal aid programs in Nebraska, West Virginia, Worcester and Fitchburg. I ended my public interest career at the Disability Law Center where I discovered a deep and abiding interest in special education and a love for the families of childr... view profile
A civil rights attorney helps protect the personal rights granted to you by the government. When someone violates those rights, a civil rights attorney can help you make them stop these violations, or repay you for any damage they have done to you. Your civil rights are spelled out in federal and state constitutions and in discrimination laws. In fact, civil rights attorneys are sometimes called discrimination attorneys because they frequently handle cases involving a person being treated differently based on gender, age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.