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Equal Justice Works Blog

September 12, 2008
Every year in this country, four out of five low-income people in need of legal assistance are denied services.
September 11, 2008
As we reported in this post, Working Mother Magazine compiled a list of the 50 best law firms for women based on family friendliness and work-life balance.
September 10, 2008
Sarah Erlinder and the folks at Student Hurricane Network have issued this request for assistance in statewide recovery efforts. There are volunteer opportunities for everyone, so please take a moment and see what you can do to help.
September 9, 2008
As Google celebrates its 10th birthday, Equal Justice Works Alumnus Kevin Bankston of the Electronic Frontier Foundation raises privacy concerns.
September 8, 2008
A recent poll shows that the majority of Californians oppose Proposition 8, a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in CA.
September 5, 2008
Equal Justice Works has joined United Way, America's Promise, American Red Cross and many other organizations in support of ServiceNation, a national campaign for public service and volunteerism.
September 4, 2008
The University of Michigan Law School announced that it will provide $5,000 stipends to law students interning at public interest organizations beginning next summer. This is a commendable move for the law school as it continues to increase the commitment of its students to pro bono and public service. See the press release for more info:
September 2, 2008

We're happy to have this guest post by Equal Justice Works Alumnus Catherine Crump, who recently worked to get an internet censorship law struck down by the federal appeals court. Catherine was an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the ACLU in 2005. To read Catherine's blog post on the case, visit the ACLU Blog at

August 28, 2008
People in every profession are noticing the economic crunch - it's not just an issue for the mortgage/finance giants anymore. Lawyers are facing a weak economy too, and many are beginning to wonder if 2008 will be the worst year for law firms in over a decade. A recent ABA Journal article summarizes some key economic trends that have negatively impacted the legal profession. What does this mean for pro bono?
August 26, 2008
According to an article in today's Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report is considering making changes to its ranking system in order to crack down on law schools that may be "gaming" the system. One proposed change is to require law schools to report the data of their part-time students.