Blog Archives for July 2010

AmeriCorps Legal Fellows Serve Veterans in Stand Down

July 29, 2010

This is a guest post from Martin Costello, Program Manager of Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps.  

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Myths About On-Campus Interview Programs and Public Interest Opportunities

July 26, 2010 This is a guest post by Charlene Gomes, Senior Program Manager, Law School Advocacy and Outreach. While law students are busy honing their legal skills at summer jobs, law school career services professionals are busy recruiting and scheduling employers for fall on-campus interviews.  Your inbox may be flooded with emails from your career or professional development office announcing the latest wave of private sector employers conducting interviews at your school, but resist the temptation to buy into the myth that the fall interview season is a benefit solely for students seeking em Read More

The Fine Print

July 22, 2010 Yesterday, President Obama signed landmark financial reform legislation into law.  “If you’ve ever applied for a credit card, a student loan, or a mortgage, you know the feeling of signing your name to pages of barely understandable fine print,” Mr. Obama said. Read More

Equal Justice Works Responds to the Oil Disaster

July 13, 2010 In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Equal Justice Works deployed 19 Legal Fellows to the Gulf Coast as a part of an initiative to address the vast unmet needs of thousands of residents struggling to regain their footing in the devastated region.  Our Katrina Initiative was very successful in helping to repair and expand legal aid services and infrastructure to the region and served as a model for our response to the Foreclosure Crisis. In the face of crises, Equal Justice Works is prepared to respond quickly to address rapidly mo Read More

Recruitment Gold: 1000 public interest law students under one roof

July 12, 2010 This is a guest post written by Theresa Harris, Executive Director, Human Rights USA, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, uses legal strategies to promote human rights in U.S. law. Read More

A Farewell Message from Imoni

July 9, 2010 This is a guest post from Imoni Washington, who for the last 11 years has served as Senior Program Manager of Fellowship at Equal Justice Works.  Imoni is moving on to a new position as Director of Programs at the DC Bar Foundation.  Imoni will be greatly missed by all of us at Equal Justice Works, and by the hundreds of Fellows whom she has helped during her tenure here. Read More

Civil Legal Aid Lawyers: Act Fast to Get Cash

July 7, 2010 As I gazed at the display of shiny racecars in Charlotte this weekend at the NASCAR Hall of Fame*, I couldn’t help but think of one the newest student loan repayment programs – the Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program (CLAAP).  Forget slow and steady, this one’s a race! The Department of Education has just posted the application for the CLAAP and applying as soon as possible is critical because the Department of Education will commit these funds to eligible civil legal assistance attorneys on a first-come, first-served basis< Read More

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