Equal Justice Works Welcomes Kristen Uhler-McKeown and Sarah Lackritz to Senior Leadership Team

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CONTACT: Sarah Lackritz
Director of Marketing and Communications
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-466-3686


  • Kristen Uhler-McKeown to serve as Director of Public Programs, leading all publicly-funded legal positions created by Equal Justice Works
  • Sarah Lackritz to serve as Director of Marketing and Communications, responsible for further building the Equal Justice Works brand nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10, 2017– Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization committed to mobilizing the next generation of public interest attorneys, today announced that Kristen Uhler-McKeown and Sarah Lackritz have joined the organization’s leadership team. Ms. Uhler-McKeown will serve as the Director of Public Programs, and Ms. Lackritz will serve as Director of Marketing and Communications, with both reporting to Sara Morello, Executive Vice President.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kristen and Sarah to the Equal Justice Works team,” said Sara Morello. “We have set out an ambitious growth strategy for the organization, and with the addition of Kristen and Sarah, we are even better positioned to achieve our goals of empowering public interest attorneys, creating public service legal fellowships, and providing access to legal services.”

David Stern, Executive Director of Equal Justice Works, added, “Kristen and Sarah both bring a depth of expertise to their positions and we are fortunate to have them join our senior leadership team. Their commitment to our core mission ensures that we will continue to make an ever-increasing positive impact on our legal system to fulfill the promise of equal justice for all.”

In her role, Ms. Uhler-McKeown is responsible for maintaining and growing all publicly-funded legal positions created by Equal Justice Works through the Fellowship programs. The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship Programs are the most productive and highly regarded national service legal services programs in the country. With over a decade of nonprofit management experience, Ms. Uhler-McKeown has worked across public interest law and international development organizations to successfully enhance programming, funding, and operations in order for these organizations to be effective advocates for individuals seeking equal rights and access to justice. Prior to joining Equal Justice Works, she served as the national director of legal and social services at Tahirih Justice Center, working to ensure the delivery of high-quality, holistic legal services for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.

Ms. Lackritz will be charged with building the national brand of Equal Justice Works to better support institutional advancement and programming, as well as achieve the ambitious growth metrics set out by the organization. She brings over a decade of experience in integrated marketing and communications, most recently working at Burson-Marsteller, where she advised clients on strategies to establish, enhance or reposition their brand. Her clients included nonprofits and Fortune 100 companies, and most recently, she worked with Ford Motor Company in its evolution to become the leading automotive and mobility company.


About Equal Justice Works

Equal Justice Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. In collaboration with the nation’s leading law schools, law firms, corporate legal departments, and nonprofit organizations, Equal Justice Works offers a continuum of opportunities that provide the training and skills that enable attorneys to provide effective representation to underserved communities and causes. Visit for more information.

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