legal redress committee
The law can be a tool for justice or for domination.
The law can be used to empower and transform, or to oppress and degrade.
It can secure a participatory democracy, or it can preserve tyranny of the majority.
The law can imprison or liberate.
It can honor the sanctity of life and create strong families and communities, or it can facilitate the destruction of human lives and families in the service of powerful interests.
The St. Louis County Branch NAACP understands that by harnessing this powerful tool, we can empower all Americans. The St. Louis County Branch NAACP Legal Redress Committee has historically worked on the front lines of the battle for freedom, often at the expense of their own comfort and even personal safety. Continuing in this rich tradition, the St. Louis County Branch NAACP Legal Redress Committee shall:
- Recruit volunteer attorneys to assist individuals in the St. Louis County area in obtaining valuable legal resources. To accomplish this goal, the Committee will partner with existing legal organizations with legal redress matters in order to share resources and recruit new members. The St. Louis County Branch NAACP Legal Redress Committee also seeks to implement professional and educational development initiatives for law students and new attorneys in the community;
- Investigate all cases reported to the Branch, clarify the issues, make an assessment of the facts in each case, and direct the complainant to the appropriate resource;
- Supervise all litigation in which the Branch is interested;
- Educate the St. Louis County public about their rights; and
- Keep the National Office and Branch informed of the progress of every case