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Equal Justice Works Appoints Joshua Medina to its Board of Directors

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Accomplished public interest leader from the National Crime Victim Law Institute joins the Equal Justice Works Board of Directors

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Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, is proud to announce that 2016 Equal Justice Works Fellow Joshua Medina has joined the organization’s board of directors. Joshua is currently a staff attorney and pro bono coordinator with the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), an organization that advances victims’ rights nationwide through legal advocacy, training and education, and public policy.

“We are delighted to welcome Josh to our board of directors,” said David Stern, executive director of Equal Justice Works. “His experience as a recent Equal Justice Works Fellow will bring an important perspective as we work to create opportunities for more passionate public service leaders, just like Joshua, to serve their communities and help those in need.”

At NCVLI, Joshua manages the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys & Advocates (NAVRA), coordinates the organization’s pro bono efforts, conducts trainings, and fulfills technical assistance requests from attorneys and victim advocates around the country. This includes providing training and technical assistance to Equal Justice Works Fellows in the Crime Victims Justice Corps.

Joshua began leading nonprofit legal programs in 2012, first in Oregon and later in Alabama, where he built multi-level, collaborative programs that created access to justice for immigrant communities, with a focus on victims of trafficking, abuse, and other crimes. Joshua became an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the Justice AmeriCorps program in 2016, through which he continued facilitating access to legal services for marginalized communities. During his Fellowship, Joshua was hosted at the University of Alabama School of Law, where he provided critical legal services to unaccompanied immigrant and asylum-seeking children in immigration court proceedings.

“I am grateful to Equal Justice Works for giving me the opportunity to empower underserved individuals and families in the South,” said Joshua. “I have experienced firsthand the collective momentum created by the Equal Justice Works community, and I feel honored to help guide the organization’s efforts to bring equal access to justice to underserved people and communities across the country.”

Joshua is an active member of the Equal Justice Works alumni community, working to ensure that current Fellows have the same opportunities and positive experiences that he did. He shares tools and resources with Fellows working in the victims’ rights field and regularly presents at the Equal Justice Works Leadership Development Training, a three-day training that provides Fellows with opportunities to network and acquire the skills needed to succeed throughout their projects and beyond.

Joshua earned his B.A. in Psychology from New Mexico State University, and his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. He previously served as a board member at the Oregon Community Foundation’s Latino Partnership Program.

A full list of Equal Justice Works Board of Directors can be found here.

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About Equal Justice Works

Equal Justice Works is the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law. We bring together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, legal services organizations, and supporters to promote a lifelong commitment to public service and equal justice. Following their Fellowships, more than 85% of our Fellows remain in public service positions, continuing to pursue equal justice for underserved communities across the country. Visit www.equaljusticeworks.org for more information.

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Heena Patel
Communications Manager
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Phone: 202.466.3686
www.equaljusticeworks.org

His experience as a recent Equal Justice Works Fellow will bring an important perspective as we work to create opportunities for more passionate public service leaders.

David Stern /
Executive Director
Equal Justice Works

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