Equal Justice Works (DC)

A Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that focuses on careers in public service for lawyers.
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Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL
Organization type(s): Funder, National Association

The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. We provide leadership to ensure a sustainable pipeline of talented and trained lawyers are involved in public service. Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of programs that begin with incoming law school students and extend into later careers in the profession. We provide the nation’s leading public interest law fellowship program and offer more postgraduate, full-time legal positions in public service than any other organization.


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Equal Justice Works Gets Grant to Help Elder-Abuse Victims

Zach Melvin
June 15, 2016
The $1.4 million grant will help Equal Justice Works connect 150 AmeriCorps members to a network of partner organizations that focus on elder abuse.


Kagan Dishes on Taking Chances, Anger at the Court and Going to Law School ‘For All the Wrong Reasons’

Tony Mauro
National Law Journal
November 1, 2016
Hundreds of law students looking for public interest jobs at the Equal Justice Works career fair took a break to hear Kagan’s own story about her path to the nation’s highest court.

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Legal Services Worried That Trump Will Take Ax to Agency

Charles Toutant
New Jersey Law Journal
January 25, 2017
But advocates for equal access to the courts say it's too soon to write the agency's obituary.

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Law students come to Martinsburg, learn about rural challenges, benefits

Danyel VanReenen
Journal (Martinsburg, WV)
June 1, 2017
Resulting from a partnership between the Legal Services Corporation and the Equal Justice Works, the trip marks the beginning of a summer program for legal students interested in working with rural legal aid clients.


Congress should continue loan forgiveness for public-service employees

Kirsten Jacobson
Tennessean, The
April 19, 2018
As someone who has experienced the opportunity and positive impact the PSLF program creates first-hand, I can tell you eliminating the program would hurt the most vulnerable Tennesseans. We should work to expand access to public service professions, not restrict it.

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Tenants facing eviction almost never have lawyers. Now, an attorney trawls a courthouse lobby handing out free advice

Ned Oliver
Virginia Mercury
May 15, 2019
Tenants facing eviction in Virginia are almost never represented by lawyers. But that’s about to change as a flood of cash begins to flow to legal aid groups around the state.

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Right to an Attorney? Most Tenants Face Landlords Without One.

J. Brian Charles
June 1, 2019
But a handful of cities are starting to provide counsel in civil court.

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