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Equal Justice Works Press Releases

Post date: 06-26-2013
Veterans Legal Corps to be Largest Deployment of Lawyers Serving Veterans
Equal Justice Works will place 36 Lawyers and 200 Law Students across the United States, supported by AmeriCorps  Washington, D.C. – Equal Justice Works®, a national nonprofit organization focused on mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice, today announced the creation…
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Post date: 05-14-2013
57 New Equal Justice Works Fellows Selected to Protect Rights of Our Nation's Most Vulnerable
Washington, D.C.– Equal Justice Works®, the nation’s premier nonprofit placing law students and new attorneys in public interest law opportunities, is proud to announce the 2013 Class of Equal Justice Works Fellows.  Fifty-seven recent law school graduates have received the coveted fellowships and…
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Post date: 05-9-2013
New York LGBTQ Communities Receive Unprecedented Legal Support
Through Grant from The Paul Rapoport Foundation, Equal Justice Works Fellows to Provide Assistance for Communities’ Most Pressing Legal Needs (May 9, 2013) Washington, D.C. – Funded by the last ever grant from The Paul Rapoport Foundation, Equal Justice Works® Fellows will work to address the legal…
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Post date: 04-17-2013
David Stern Selected by National Law Journal as One of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America”
In its March 25, 2013 issue, The National Law Journal (NLJ) selected David Stern, Executive Director of Equal Justice Works, as one of 100 lawyers in the nation to have the biggest impact on the legal world. The National Law Journal has selected 100 lawyers who shape the legal world through their…
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Post date: 02-14-2013
Four Equal Justice Works Fellows to Help Illinois Residents Struggling With Foreclosure
(February 14, 2012)  Washington, D.C. In a foreclosure settlement with five of the nation’s largest banks in March 2012, the state of Illinois received a portion of a $25 billion settlement to help the state rebuild and recover from the foreclosure crisis. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan…
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Post date: 11-28-2012
Lessons Learned: Disaster Relief Lawyers Relocate to Assist with Sandy Relief
NYC AmeriCorps Legal Fellow Seeks Help from Fellow AmeriCorps Lawyers across the Country (November 28, 2012) Washington, D.C. – When Hurricane Sandy struck, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow and New York native Marcy Wehling knew exactly where to turn for help.  With significant experience in…
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Post date: 11-27-2012
New E-Book Offers Lifeline for Students Drowning in Debt
(November 27, 2012) Washington, D.C. – For graduates with student loans, November is a dreary month as grace periods end and student loan payments begin.  Despite the Department of Education’s (DOE) recent release of final regulations for President Obama’s new “Pay As You Earn” plan, far too many…
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Post date: 11-8-2012
Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows To Provide Legal Assistance to Veterans Struggling to Obtain Benefits
40 attorneys to focus on veterans’ issues, medical-legal partnerships and foreclosure challenges (November 8, 2012) Washington, D.C. – Equal Justice Works®, a national nonprofit organization focused on expanding opportunities for law students and lawyers to pursue public interest careers, announces…
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Post date: 10-15-2012
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Share Her Public Service Experiences at Equal Justice Works Annual Conference and Career Fair
What:  Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will share the public service experiences that led to her appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States at the annual Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, Oct. 26 and 27 in Arlington, VA.  Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals…
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Post date: 09-19-2012
Specifics of New York State Bar Pro Bono Requirement Announced
 New York Chief Justice Jonathan Lippman today announced more details of the new 50-hour pro bono requirement for acceptance into the New York State Bar. Starting January 1, 2015, every applicant to the bar will be required to fulfill the requirement. This is the first time in the nation that this…
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