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Please find news coverage of Equal Justice Works and our archived press releases below. For additional information or inquiries, please contact Sarah Lackritz, Director of Marketing and Communications.

Equal Justice Works Press Releases

Post date: 09-18-2012
Equal Justice Works to Honor Randal S. Milch of Verizon at Annual Dinner
What: Randal S. Milch, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Verizon, will receive the Scales of Justice Award at the Equal Justice Works 2012 Annual Dinner on October 25.  Milch is being recognized for his commitment to promoting equality, justice, diversity, public service and pro bono…
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Post date: 06-18-2012
50 Law Graduates Receive Coveted Fellowships to Help Those in Need: Equal Justice Works Announces Fellowship Class of 2012
(June 12, 2012) Washington, D.C. – Equal Justice Works®, the nation’s premier nonprofit focused on placing attorneys in public interest law opportunities, is proud to announce the 2012 Class of Equal Justice Works Fellows.  Fifty law school graduates have been selected as recipients of 2012 Equal…
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Post date: 06-6-2012
2011 Equal Justice Works Fellow Munmeeth Soni receives inaugural M. Katherine B. Darmer Outstanding Community Service Award
(June 5, 2012) Newport Beach, Calif.—The Orange County Lavender Bar Association (OCLBA) today announced that Union Bank, N.A., will be the Presenting Sponsor of OCLBA’s Second Anniversary Party, to be held on July 18 in Irvine. OCLBA also announced that Munmeeth Soni of the Public Law Center will…
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Post date: 05-10-2012
Shaping and Inspiring Future Leaders in Public Defense: Public Defender Corps Fellows Announced
(May 1, 2012)  Washington, DC – Across the country public defender offices are under-funded, under-staffed, and inundated with enormous caseloads, resulting in a fundamentally unfair criminal justice system.   Equal Justice Works® and The Southern Public Defender Training Center (SPDTC)  are…
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Post date: 03-21-2012
Student Loan Ranger: Learn What the Student Loan Forgiveness Act Could Mean for You
On March 8, Congressman Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) introduced H.R. 4170, the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012. Normally we don't go into the findings of particular pieces of legislation, but the Student Loan Ranger thinks findings like this are refreshing and show Rep. Clarke is living in the…
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Post date: 03-15-2012
American Lawyer highlights Equal Justice Works Fellowships
The March issue of American Lawyer features a column by Aric Press, ALM Editor-in-Chief, discussing the importance of working towards equal justice for all.  Highlighting ALM's support of the Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program and the increase of co-sponsors of Fellows, the column includes…
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Post date: 03-2-2012
Student Loan Ranger: New Federal Initiatives Help Students Understand Loans
Borrowing and repaying loans in any context is a complicated process to understand. Borrowing for college is no different; teenagers are expected to weigh numerous—and complex—factors and conduct a sophisticated cost-benefit analysis before deciding whether a particular school is worth the debt.…
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Post date: 02-23-2012
Student Loan Ranger: Obama Proposal May Address Growing Education Gap
Recently, the New York Times reported on the growing education gap between low-income and affluent students. One study cited found that since the 1960s, the gap in standardized test scores has grown by about 40 percent.And the gap isn't limited to primary and secondary education. A separate…
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Post date: 02-15-2012
Student Loan Ranger: Student Loan Debate Rages On
The growing chorus of concern over the rapid growth of student debt is being heard in the hushed and hallowed halls of Congress and at some of our nation's foremost educational institutions.In Congress, where the move for reform has recently been incremental, the latest concern is that the interest…
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Post date: 02-9-2012
Student Loan Ranger: Law School Transparency Weighs in on Reform
Law School Transparency (LST) is a nonprofit legal education policy organization. Its mission is to improve consumer information and usher in reforms to the current law school model. This week, the Student Loan Ranger (SLR) is interviewing Patrick Lynch, its cofounder and policy director.Lynch is a…
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