EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS ANNOUNCES FLORIDA COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS
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EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS ANNOUNCES FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION OPENINGWASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 28, 2017 – Equal Justice Works, the leading nonprofit organization committed to mobilizing the next generation of public interest lawyers, today announced the opening of its 2018 Fellowship application period, which will run from June 28 through September 27, 2017. Each year, Equal Justice Works selects a class of passionate public interest lawyers who have designed innovative, two-year projects in conjunction with legal nonprofit organizations to serve the most critical needs of their communities. These projects address a range of legal issues including voting rights, health care, immigration, veterans’ benefits, LGBTQ rights, justice reform, community economic development, legal tech, and more.
DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR., NAMED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS
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.