DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR., NAMED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS
Equal Justice Works Blog
This is a guest blog post from VISTA Affordable Housing Preservation Project (VAHPP) Community Organizer, Amy Tower ('16), of Tenants Union of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF THE SECOND YEAR OF ELDER JUSTICE AMERICORPS PROGRAM
Washington, D.C. June 1, 2017 – Equal Justice Works today announced the continuation of the Elder Justice AmeriCorps program. This program is the first of its kind to provide high-quality legal services to low-income older adults who have been victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
There is an ongoing need for legal representation of older adults in the United States. A 2015 study by the National Center on Elder Abuse highlighted that over 10% of seniors in the United States, which is approximately five million people a year, experience elder abuse such as neglect and financial exploitation. Of these five million Americans, only 1 in 24 reports the abuse to authorities.
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EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS ANNOUNCES 2017 CLASS OF FELLOWS
· The class of 2017 is the largest class of Equal Justice Works Fellows since the program was launched 25 years ago in 1992.
· Surge among recent law graduates interested in pursuing public interest law careers.
· Seventy-seven public interest law Fellows will work for two years across the United States to serve communities including veterans, immigrants, people with disabilities, and refugee children.
Washington, D.C., May 23, 2017 – Equal Justice Works today named its 2017 class of Equal Justice Works Fellows. Seventy-seven recent law school graduates, the largest class of Equal Justice Works Fellows ever, will launch their public interest law careers through this two-year Fellowship.
EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS WELCOMES KRISTEN UHLER-MCKEOWN AND SARAH LACKRITZ TO SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM
- Kristen Uhler-McKeown to serve as Director of Public Programs, leading all publicly-funded legal positions created by Equal Justice Works
- Sarah Lackritz to serve as Director of Marketing and Communications, responsible for further building the Equal Justice Works brand nationwide
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10, 2017– Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization committed to mobilizing the next generation of public interest attorneys, today announced that Kristen Uhler-McKeown and Sarah Lackritz have joined the organization’s leadership team. Ms. Uhler-McKeown will serve as the Director of Public Programs, and Ms. Lackritz will serve as Director of Marketing and Communications, with both reporting to Sara Morello, Executive Vice President.
The President’s budget proposal eliminates funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which supports AmeriCorps, and the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which funds legal aid. Legal representation is critical to ensure the fairness of the judicial system. These proposed cuts will result in millions of Americans losing access to housing, education, and other basic necessities that are essential to their health and well-being.