Blog Archives for December 2013

Season4Giving: Helping Lawyers Help Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

December 23, 2013

An Equal Justice Works Fellowship is more than just one person. It takes the commitment of many individuals and organizations to help us ensure the poorest and most vulnerable among us receive the same access to justice and quality legal representation.

When a lawyer begins his or her Equal Justice Works Fellowship, he or she is introduced to a community of individuals committed to public service—from their supervisor at their host organization to their sponsor. When these entities combine forces, they literally change the lives of individuals, many of whom include returning military service members, victims of sex trafficking or domestic violence, or families trying to recover from a disaster.

With the holiday season upon us, Equal Justice Works will has taken the past four weeks to recognize the four groups of people who, through our fellowship program, work in tandem to uphold our organization’s commitment of equal justice for all. We invite you to join this community of public interest advocates.

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A calling to help mothers and their newborns in the New York prison system

December 20, 2013

While most of us can agree on the need and importance of advocating for the rights of under-represented populations such as children and minorities, prisoners’ rights remains a taboo topic. The issue is complicated and many people avoid the topic or simply denounce the idea altogether.

Caroline Hsu is not “many people.” An Equal Justice Works alumna from the class of 2009 sponsored by friends and family of Philip M. Stern, Caroline spent her fellowship working at the Legal Aid Society of New York (LAS) to protect the rights of prisoners with disabilities. Today, she continues to work at LAS, advocating and increasing access to educational, vocational and pre-release prison programs and services for disadvantaged inmates, including inmates with disabilities and others who need an advocate.

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Season4Giving, Part 3: Lawyers Helping Patients

December 18, 2013

An Equal Justice Works Fellowship is more than just one person. It takes the commitment of many individuals and organizations to help us ensure the poorest and most vulnerable among us receive the same access to justice and quality legal representation.

When a lawyer begins his or her Equal Justice Works Fellowship, he or she is introduced to a community of individuals committed to public service—from their supervisor at their host organization to their sponsor. When these entities combine forces, they literally change the lives of individuals, many of whom include returning military service members, victims of sex trafficking or domestic violence, or families trying to recover from a disaster.

With the holiday season upon us, Equal Justice Works will take four weeks to recognize the four groups of people who, through our fellowship program, work in tandem to uphold our organization’s commitment of equal justice for all. We invite you to join this community of public interest advocates.

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Helping Survivors of Domestic Abuse in the Greater Boston Area

December 13, 2013

While Tram Nguyen was a senior at Tufts University, she volunteered with Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) in the Asian Outreach Unit – an experience which motivated her to pursue law school. During her time at Northeastern Law School, she began working with victims of domestic violence at a small law firm and was a board member for Survivors Inc.   

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Season4Giving, Part 2: Helping Lawyers Help Disaster Victims

December 9, 2013

An Equal Justice Works Fellowship is more than just one person. It takes the commitment of many individuals and organizations to ensure the poorest and most vulnerable among us receive access to justice and quality legal representation. Only then, our Fellows can put their passion to work to improve the lives of individuals, which includes returning military service members, victims of sex trafficking or domestic violence, or families trying to recover from a disaster.

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Friday Fellow: 2012 Equal Justice Works Fellow Sara Cullinane – Working on Behalf of New York City Immigrants

December 6, 2013

When Hurricane Sandy devastated her own home one year ago, Sara Cullinane reached out to ensure that low-income immigrant communities in New York received emergency relief and quality healthcare access through her Equal Justice Works Fellowship at Make the Road New York (MRNY).  Sara’s project, sponsored by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Foundation, allowed her to be a key player in serving the immigrant populations surrounding two of MRNY’s offices in Long Island and Staten Island.

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Season4Giving, Part 1: Helping Lawyers Help Veterans

December 2, 2013

An Equal Justice Works Fellowship is more than just one person. It takes the commitment of many individuals and organizations to help us ensure the poorest and most vulnerable among us receive the same access to justice and quality legal representation.

When a lawyer begins his or her Equal Justice Works Fellowship, he or she is introduced to a community of individuals committed to public service—from their supervisor at their host organization to their sponsor. When these entities combine forces, they literally change the lives of individuals, many of whom include returning military service members, victims of sex trafficking or domestic violence, or families trying to recover from a disaster.

With the holiday season upon us, Equal Justice Works will take the next four weeks to recognize the four groups of people who, through our fellowship program, work in tandem to uphold our organization’s commitment of equal justice for all. We invite you to join this community of public interest advocates.

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