Sophia L. Hall
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice welcomes Sophia L. Hall as a Staff Attorney. In her new role, Hall will actively develop civil rights litigation in areas such as voting rights, employment and education. She will work closely with community groups and pro bono attorneys from Boston’s leading law firms to advance civil rights and to tackle barriers to equal opportunity.
“In the twenty-first century, civil, social and economic equality is still not enjoyed by all. I am honored to work with the Lawyers’ Committee, an organization dedicated to giving vulnerable individuals and marginalized communities access to the law to address injustice,” said Hall.
Prior to joining LCCR, Ms. Hall was a staff attorney with AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, New England’s largest HIV/AIDS legal service organization. As a staff attorney, she represented low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS in a wide range of legal matters including discrimination, housing, and public benefits cases.
“We are delighted that Sophia will be joining our distinguished legal team as we continue to expand our racial justice work,” said Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee. “Sophia’s deep roots in the community and her breadth of litigation experience will make her a tremendous asset to our legal team,” added Mr. Espinoza-Madrigal.
Hall is a graduate of Boston College Law School, where she served on the National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team. She was also the vice president of the Black Law Student Association and a member of the Latin American Law Student Association.
Hall currently serves as a member of the Boston Chapter of the NAACP. She volunteers with the Pine Street Inn and the Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice provides free legal services to individuals and small-businesses in disadvantaged communities. Over the last year, they have grown from receiving four intakes a week to receiving more than ten intakes a day. They have 30 active cases tackling civil rights issues in education, employment, policing, and housing. Since January 1, they have served more than 100 minority-owned small businesses across Massachusetts.