Helping Lawyers Help Community

The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. We provide leadership to ensure a sustainable pipeline of talented and trained lawyers are involved in public service. Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of programs that begin with incoming law school students and extend into later careers in the profession. We provide the nation’s leading public interest law fellowship program and offer more postgraduate, full-time legal positions in public service than any other organization.


Board of Directors

Equal Justice Works’ Board of Directors is a diverse group comprised of national leaders from law firms, law schools, corporate legal departments, and the public interest sector. Committed to enabling the next generation of great lawyers to serve vulnerable communities and causes, our Board is dedicated to ensuring all individuals have access to equal justice.

National Advisory Committee

The National Advisory Committee (NAC) is comprised of students and professionals from Equal Justice Works member law schools who provide guidance and advice to the organization and help us achieve our goal of expanding public interest opportunities for law students and lawyers.  

Equal Justice Works is now accepting applications for both law students and law school professionals to serve on the National Advisory Committee for the 2017-2019 term. The deadline to apply has been extended to Sunday, May 14 at 11:59pm ET.


Feb 3, 2014
ABA Standing Committee Supports Equal Justice Works' Recommendation for Law School Pro Bono Aspirational Guideline
Hundreds of law students and graduates from across the country petitioned ABA to establish 50 hour aspirational goalWashington, DC—February 3, 2014—...
Dec 4, 2013
Largest Deployment of Law Students to Serve Veterans, Victims of Natural Disasters and other Vulnerable Population
AmeriCorps JD program funds future lawyers with hands-on public interest experienceWashington, DC—December 4, 2013— Equal Justice Works and...
Oct 16, 2013
Lawyers Deploy to Serve Nation’s Veterans
Seven Military Veterans Among the Corps of 36Washington, D.C. – Equal Justice Works today announced its selection of 36 lawyers for the Veterans...
Oct 2, 2013
Legal Fellows Focus on Urgent Issues Facing Ohioans
Columbus, OH—October 2, 2013—The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (“the Foundation”) today announced the 2013 Class of Equal Justice Works Fellows....
Jun 26, 2013
Veterans Legal Corps to be Largest Deployment of Lawyers Serving Veterans
Equal Justice Works will place 36 Lawyers and 200 Law Students across the United States, supported by AmeriCorps  Washington, D.C. – Equal...
May 9, 2013
New York LGBTQ Communities Receive Unprecedented Legal Support
Through Grant from The Paul Rapoport Foundation, Equal Justice Works Fellows to Provide Assistance for Communities’ Most Pressing Legal Needs (...
Apr 17, 2013
David Stern Selected by National Law Journal as One of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America”
In its March 25, 2013 issue, The National Law Journal (NLJ) selected David Stern, Executive Director of Equal Justice Works, as one of 100 lawyers in...
Mar 15, 2012
American Lawyer highlights Equal Justice Works Fellowships
The March issue of American Lawyer features a column by Aric Press, ALM Editor-in-Chief, discussing the importance of working towards equal justice...
Sep 29, 2011
David Stern, Executive Director of Equal Justice Works Honored as White House “Champions of Change”
Equal Justice Works is proud to announce the selection of Executive Director David Stern and Equal Justice Works Fellow Todd Belcore as White House “...

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