White & Case has joined the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) in supporting LDF's "1000 Defenders" project, with the goal of bringing together 1,000 legal professionals and law students to defend civil rights, preserve democracy and uphold the rule of law. We are working together to send a resounding message that our legal community protects the equal rights of all individuals.
White & Case's Black Affinity Group is proud to spearhead the effort to support LDF's 1000 Defenders, particularly in response to current events impacting our broader communities.
July 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution. The 14th Amendment includes the crucial Due Process and Equal Protection clauses, which forbid states to deny any person "life, liberty or property, without due process of law" or to "deny to any person… the equal protection of the laws."
We celebrate this milestone anniversary by dedicating ourselves to support LDF's work to uphold the rule of law and protect equal rights for all.
Individuals who become one of LDF's 1000 Defenders are asked to:
- Receive periodic updates on LDF's litigation, advocacy and organizing activities
- Become an ambassador for the 1000 Defenders and LDF among legal professionals and law students by sharing details of this work with your network
- Support LDF's core programs by contributing any amount.
You can join us in supporting LDF's 1000 Defenders here.