David Stern

Caution advised for firm associates entering public interest

March 19, 2009 Layoffs, deferments and rescinded offers abound (also, see the "Layoff Tracker" at the Law Shucks blog) at law firms these days - and several firms are sending attorneys to work at public interest organizations to provide legal services to those who can't afford it. But there are many things to consider as asssociates make the switch into public service. Read More

Bringing equal justice to China

March 9, 2009 David Stern, CEO for Equal Justice Works, is part of a three-person group of experts that is travelling to China at the request of the Ford Foundation to discuss public interest law. He will be blogging from across the globe about his experience. The trip is being facilitated by the Ford Foundation, which is assisting Chinese lawyers in designing a two-year public interest domestic fellowship program for recent graduates to work in needy communities. Read More

On Eric Holder's confirmation as Attorney General

February 4, 2009 Eric Holder was confirmed as Attorney General on Monday after being nominated by President Obama for the position. Mr. Holder served as an Equal Justice Works board member from 2002-2004. David Stern, CEO for Equal Justice Works, released the following statement:
"Eric Holder is an extraordinary lawyer with a deep commitment to the American values of equal justice and rule of law.
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FDIC covers IOLTA funds

November 25, 2008 As reported in this post, the American Bar Association and various allies called for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Read More

President-elect Barack Obama will pave way for public service

November 6, 2008 The National Law Journal reports today in "The latest Barack effect" that "With Barack Obama headed to the White House, government and public interest law jobs are suddenly looking like good options for a growing number of law students." In the article, Equal Justice Works CEO David Stern likens Senator Obama to John F. Kennedy, who encouraged public service. Read More

Pro bono and the Washington legal community

September 25, 2008 At an awards gala last night, the Legal Times honored the 90 greatest Washington lawyers of the past 30 years. Read More
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