/ Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 15, 2020—Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced that Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States will be the keynote speaker at its Conference and Career Fair on October 22–24, 2020.
“Equal Justice Works is honored to have former United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder share his perspectives on issues facing our democracy, including voting, gerrymandering, racial injustice, and experiences that have shaped his long career in public service,” said David Stern, executive director at Equal Justice Works. “We look forward to seeing how his remarks will inspire law students and young lawyers to help fulfill our nation’s promise of equal justice for all.”
Each fall, the Conference and Career Fair, the largest national public interest legal career fair, brings together more than 200 public interest employers and 1,400 law students and recent law graduates from more than 150 law schools. This year, the Conference and Career Fair will go virtual due to health and safety concerns and will be a three-day digital event to accommodate the geographical diversity of participants.
At the Conference and Career Fair, attendees can participate in prescheduled interviews, workshops, and informal “table talk” discussions; receive résumé advice; and network in breakout rooms with law students, legal professionals, and other members of the public interest law community.
This year, attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States, who will join a Zoom call with Judge Ann Claire Williams, formerly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, to discuss his commitment to public service, as well as addressing important topics in public interest law.
“The Conference is a great opportunity to meet other students, connect with employers and practitioners, and there are always interesting sessions to attend,” said Marissa Embola, a law clerk for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Marissa attended the Conference and Career Fair while she was a student at the University of Michigan Law School.
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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.
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