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Equal Justice Works Welcomes Sara Morello as Executive Vice President

CONTACTS: Annie Hughes
Annie Hughes, Interim Director of Marketing and Communications
Phone: 202-466-3686





Washington, D.C., May 12th, 2016 – Equal Justice Works is pleased to announce that Sara Morello will be joining the organization’s senior leadership team as its new Executive Vice President, effective July 2016. Ms. Morello has extensive nonprofit management experience working to advance social justice issues in the United States and internationally, and holds an unwavering commitment to Equal Justice Works’ mission of creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of public interest lawyers.

As Executive Vice President, Ms. Morello will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Equal Justice Works.  She will play a pivotal role in guiding the program and operational growth of the organization to achieve strategic plan goals and successfully transition Equal Justice Works from a small to mid-sized organization.

Ms. Morello’s professional experience has included a senior position in fundraising at the National Women's Law Center and, most recently, eight years as Executive Vice President at Catholics for Choice, where she led the organization's strategic development, program design, and evaluation, fundraising, finance, and operations. With a keen ability to align mission, vision, and implementation, she has successfully leveraged internal strengths and external relationships to build high-performing teams to achieve success and expand access to just and equitable opportunities for women and their families in the United States and around the world.

“We are ecstatic to welcome Sara to the Leadership Team,” said Equal Justice Works Executive Director David Stern. “Her track record of leadership and mentoring staff is outstanding.  Throughout her career, Sara has shown a passion for advancing social justice issues both nationally and internationally, and has a steadfast dedication to our core mission.  Sara’s considerable experience directing organizational strategy will be an invaluable asset to Equal Justice Works as we continue on our expansive growth trajectory.”


Equal Justice Works is the national leader in creating public interest opportunities for law students and lawyers. Collaborating with the nation’sleading law schools, law firms, corporate legal departments, and nonprofit organizations, Equal Justice Works offers a continuum of opportunities that provide the training and skills that enable attorneys to provide effective representation to underserved communities and causes.  Equal Justice Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For additional information about Equal Justice Works, please visit


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