Equal Justice Works facilitates opportunities for lawyers, law students, and community advocates to support and expand the work of legal services organizations across the nation. Through our Fellowship programs, we create additional full-time positions at legal services organizations for passionate public interest lawyers who can help foster innovation, build capacity, and support outreach efforts.
By hosting a Fellow or law student, your organization will join a community of legal services organizations on the frontlines of working toward equal justice. Host organizations range in size, scope of work, and mission focus, though each are committed to providing meaningful ways to increase equal access to justice for underserved communities.
Become a Host Organization
Learn About Our Programs
Equal Justice Works supports legal services organizations across the nation by facilitating opportunities for full-time lawyers to work there as an Equal Justice Works Fellow.
Design a Fellowship or Join a Program
To host Equal Justice Works Fellows, an organization can design a Fellowship project with an individual candidate and submit a joint application. Organizations can also choose to apply directly to an Equal Justice Works program that is recruiting host organizations.
Submit Your Application
Submit your joint application with a candidate who has designed a Fellowship or submit your organization’s application to be a host organization for an Equal Justice Works program.
Ways to Serve
Legal services organizations can serve as a host organization in two ways:
- By partnering with an individual candidate to design a Fellowship project that addresses an unmet legal need
- By applying directly to an established Fellowship program that is accepting applications for host organizations. Explore our programs and decide which one best matches your organization’s goals.
Opportunities to Host Fellows & Law Students
Pioneer solutions to legal issues on behalf of the community or cause of your choice.
Housing Justice Program
Provide legal advice, referrals, and full representation for tenants, in support of safe, fair, and affordable housing.
Disaster Resilience Program
Provide comprehensive legal services before, during, and after a disaster.
Elder Justice Program
Address the gap in civil legal services for victims of elder abuse and exploitation, with a special emphasis on serving rural communities.