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Equal Justice Works Now Accepting Nominations for Alumni Board Member

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Equal Justice Works is excited to announce that we are accepting nominations from our Alumni and Fellow community to fill an open position for a recent alum to serve on our Board of Directors beginning in 2023 for a three-year term.

We recruit new board members to strengthen our organization’s effectiveness and secure the resources we need to fund our very ambitious agenda to create opportunities for lawyers to transform their passion for equal justice into a lifelong commitment to public service.  

Our Board consists of national leaders from every corner of the profession: judges, corporate counsel, law firm partners, law students, alumni, academics, and public interest advocates. We recognize and appreciate that this diversity on our board is one of the organization’s strengths, and we appreciate that board members bring a variety of skills and capacities.    

We welcome and encourage our Alumni and Fellow community to participate in the nomination process for a recent alum—defined as an alum who has successfully completed an Equal Justice Works Fellowship within the past five years. For the current position eligibility, the nominee will have successfully completed their Fellowship in the period 2017 – 2021.  This board member will have full and equitable membership on the Board entailing the same rights, obligations, responsibilities, and expectations of every board member, including service for a three-year term. Self-nominations are accepted. 

We recognize and appreciate that diversity on our board is one of the organization’s strengths, and we appreciate that board members bring a variety of skills and capacities. In deciding whom to invite to join our board, we need to balance these skills and capacities with the organization’s needs. 

We seek a board member who exhibits the following characteristics:  

  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Equal Justice Works 
  • Willingness to give time and talent 
  • Willingness to contribute a personally significant gift (i.e., one of their top three charitable contributions) 
  • Willingness to ask others to contribute a gift 

We want the board overall to have members who bring/add: 

  • Networks or linkages to individuals and organizations which can help advance Equal Justice 
  • Works initiatives or fundraising goals 
  • Demonstrated executive leadership quotient/recognized public stature 
  • Strategic thinking skills 
  • Diversity  
  • Nonprofit Board expertise  
  • Experience working with complex organizations 

Click here to submit a nomination.  The application will close on July 20, 2022, and nominees who are selected to move forward in the process will be notified in October 2022.   

For more information about the application process, please reach out to [email protected]. Visit here to learn more about the Equal Justice Works Board of Directors.  

Learn more about becoming an Equal Justice Works Fellow