Equal Justice Works Fellows across the country enlist the assistance of pro bono attorneys to help meet the needs of their clients. In addition to the gratification of “giving back”, pro bono attorneys working with our Fellows often gain experience and use skills they wouldn’t normally use in their daily practice.
Since 1999, Greenberg Traurig has sponsored 112 Equal Justice Works Fellows in 40 cities across the country. The Fellows have worked at more than 80 nonprofits throughout the U.S. on 27 different issue areas, from domestic violence and disability rights, to economic development, welfare reform, health care and immigration law. By marrying Equal Justice Works Fellows with their pro bono efforts, Greenberg Traurig is having a tremendous impact in communities around the country.
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In 1999, Matthew Lenaghan was an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Advocates for Children of New York, sponsored by Greenberg Traurig. Today, Matthew is Deputy Director at the organization and is training Greenberg Traurig attorneys to provide direct representation of children in special education cases.
Greenberg Traurig sponsored Amy Roehl’s Equal Justice Works Fellowship at Mobilization for Youth Legal Services in New York in 2007. Amy’s project focused on kinship caregivers and relied heavily on the assistance of pro bono attorneys to complete cases. When her Fellowship ended, Amy was able to continue her project as a staff attorney, and Greenberg Traurig has sponsored a new Equal Justice Works Fellow to work on the project under Amy’s guidance.