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Giving Guidance

December 7, 2010

This is a guest post by Cybele Smith.  Cybele is a graduate of Capital University Law School. She is also a member of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee.

 

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Top 5 Reasons to Thank Public Interest Lawyers

December 7, 2010

Tis the season to be thankful!  In the spirit of the holidays, Equal Justice Works has created a list of the top 5 reasons to thank public interest lawyers:

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Interning at Equal Justice Works

November 24, 2010

This is a guest post written by Equal Justice Works fall intern Alicia Taylor who is working in our Law School and Advocacy unit.  Beginning in February, Alicia will be attending Melbourne University Law School in Melbourne, Australia.

 

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National Day of Action to Defend Public Education

November 12, 2010

This is an excerpt from a speech written by Equal Justice Works Fellow, Jason Langberg. Jason serves at Advocates for Children's Services. The speech was given by Jason at the National Day of Action to Defend Public Education Rally in Raleigh, NC on October 7, 2010.

 

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Helping Those Who Serve Part 2

November 7, 2010

In June, we highlighted the crisis plaguing many of the veterans in our nation. Since then, there has been an increase in programs available; however, our veterans continue to need the assistance of public interest lawyers.

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On the Front Line: AmeriCorps 2010-2011 Class Representatives

November 5, 2010

This is a guest post from Marty Costello, Senior Program Manager for AmeriCorps at Equal Justice Works

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Practitioner Spotlight: National Consumers League

November 2, 2010 This is a guest post from Tim McNutt, a California Western School of Law graduate. Tim is also Co-chair of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee. Attending this year’s Equal Justice Works Conference allowed me to participate in a practitioner’s spotlight. These sessions were less formal than standard panel discussions. The spotlights gave conference attendees the opportunity to meet and speak with individuals already involved in public interest work in an intimate setting. Read More

The Future of Public Interest Law in the Legal Academy

October 28, 2010 This is a guest post from Lauren Tetenbaum, MSW, a 3L at the Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Lauren is also a member of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee. What is the future of public interest in the legal academy? Read More

Pro Bono Week 2010

October 25, 2010 Last year, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, along with several national public interest and nonprofit organizations, celebrated the first annual Pro Bono Week.  Pro Bono week was conceived to help meet the growing needs of the country's most vulnerable citizens by encouraging and supporting efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services.  The ABA launched this important initiative because of the increasing need for pro bono services during these harsh economic times. Read More

Public Interest Job Search Strategies

October 18, 2010 This is a guest post from Celeste Davis,  a 2L at Boston University School of Law. Celeste is also a member of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee. Ahh, the ever-elusive job search.  It’s essentially the end product of a legal education.  While some would like to hide in a classroom and avoid employment altogether, reality eventually sets in for most of us.  Whether it’s finding something permanent or just for the summer, it’s hard to even know where to begin the process. Read More
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