Blog Archives for October 2009

Public interest lawyers as leaders

October 30, 2009 On Tuesday night I was thrilled to be a part of the TEDx Potomac event in Arlington, VA. 160 Equal Justice Works Fellows and AmeriCorps Legal Fellows joined legal services professionals and staff for a week of intense substantive issue-area training and networking. But what was best about this conference was hearing from the attorneys on the frontlines of social justice.

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Rutgers Law students fight to protect voting rights in Camden

October 20, 2009 Chris Markos, a student at Rutgers School of Law - Camden, is one of two student representatives for  the Voters’ Rights Project accepting the Exemplary Public Service Award at the 2009 Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on October 24. Chris shares his thoughts in this guest post.

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End taxes on education awards

October 7, 2009 Those who serve in AmeriCorps programs receive an education award, which helps make it possible for them to work in public service despite moderately low pay. Read More

10 reasons to become a public interest lawyer

October 5, 2009 This list was adapted by Equal Justice Works from the Inaugural Lecture of the Delaney Family Professorship, prepared and delivered by Philip G. Schrag, Delaney Family Professor of Public Interest Law, Georgetown University, on September 23, 2009.
  1. Camaraderie.
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Need training for your deferred associates?

October 2, 2009 The following is a guest post from Doan Trang T. Nguyen, an AmeriCorps Legal Fellow at Public Interest Clearinghouse in San Francisco. The Public Interest Clearinghouse (PIC) and the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) are conducting a free training series for deferred associates in public interest placements. Read More

Saving health care in Queens

October 2, 2009 cohen09This is a guest post from Equal Justice Works Fellow Seth Cohen, an attorney at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI). Read More

Economic recovery in DC

October 1, 2009 The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia has announced that Jennifer Ngai has joined the office as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Recovery Fellow in the Consumer Law Program. Read More

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