Blog Archives for May 2009

Responding to the Serve America Act

May 28, 2009 This is a guest post from Caryn, who is an intern at Equal Justice Works through summer 2009.  She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she majored in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Sociology. Last week I attended the Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) public listening session in response to the signing of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The board members of CNCS are making their way to different cities across America to garner feedback on the Act, and hopefully implement some changes before it goes into effect on October 1, 2009. Read More

Dangers & increasing popularity of "sexting"

May 27, 2009 Equal Justice Works Fellow Leisa Wintz discusses the dangers of "sex text messaging", a troubling and increasing popular form of communication among teenagers. In her work at Legal Aid of South Florida, Leisa provides teens with legal education, advice and representation. Read More

CA Supreme Court upholds Prop 8

May 26, 2009 The California state Supreme Court has issued its ruling on Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in California. Read More

Recovery Act grant for Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps

May 19, 2009 Last week we got some great news. Read More

Giving work to deferred associates to save $

May 13, 2009 In The Recorder yesterday, Petra Pasternak reported that two nonprofits - the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and the Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco - are shifting work to deferred associates in light of recent organizational cutbacks, layoffs and furloughs being given to current employees.  A reduction in funding and an increased demand for legal services has forced these nonprofit Read More

Free webinars on public service loan forgiveness & income-based repayment

May 7, 2009 We're launching a series of free, interactive webinars focusing on student debt relief and just posted the schedule today! Find out more about both provisions of the College Cost Reduction & Access Act and how you can take full advantage of public service loan forgiveness and income-based repayment. Click here for a schedule and to register. -Aaron

Which loans are eligible for public service loan forgiveness?

May 5, 2009 In two new brief episodes of the Student Debt Relief podcast series, Heather Jarvis delves even further into the College Cost Reduction & Access Act leading up to the full-effective date of the legislation on July 1. In Read More

Haley Schwartz honored for work at Breast Cancer Legal Project

May 4, 2009 Equal Justice Works Alumna Haley Schwartz will be honored on Friday for her work as Director of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society's Breast Cancer Legal Project.  In a statement, Haley said:
Legal services are often critical to breast cancer survival.
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