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Hardworking Homeowners Also Losing Homes

June 28, 2010 This is a guest post by Florence Yu , an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow serving at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles. Read More

On the Job Tips for Public Interest Lawyers

June 15, 2010 This is a guest post written by Ericka Hines, Program Manager, Training and Evaluation at Equal Justice Works. In October, Equal Justice Works will be hosting our annual Conference and Career Fair and Fellows Leadership Training.  Over the last 6 years of hosting these events, I have often been asked what are ways to get a job. Rarely do I get asked, “How do I approach my job?”  How you approach your job can really influence your mindset for the first few weeks or months in a position. Read More

Wynona Ward-Road Warrior, Protecting the Powerless

June 8, 2010 Equal Justice Works Alum and CNN Hero nominee, Wynona Ward, recently stopped by the Equal Justice Works’ office to talk to us about her organization, Have Justice Will Travel (HJWT), how the economic down turn has impacted her efforts, and how she plans to face challenges in the upcoming year. Wynona Ward, affectionately called the Road Warrior by some, had a unique path to public interest law. Wynona grew up with an abusive father. Read More

Haiti Revisited

May 13, 2010

As an Equal Justice Works Fellow in 2002-2004, Kathleen (Kate) Devlin (sponsored by the Greenberg Traurig Foundation) worked with Refugee Immigration Services of Greater Boston Catholic Charities to establish and direct immigration clinics serving Brockton and Boston, MA.   Kate is currently the Associate Director of Public Interest Programs at Boston College Law School and she recently went to Haiti on an aid mission.  She submitted this post about her experience.

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CNN: From sex abuse victim to legal advocate

January 14, 2010 Equal Justice Works Alumna Wynona Ward, who launched Have Justice, Will Travel as part of her fellowship, continues the program to this day. Read More

Will foster children be denied benefits in CA?

January 13, 2010 A  new policy by the California Department of Social Services could unfairly terminate benefits for hundreds of former foster children, according to Equal Justice Works Alumna Fiza Quraishi (Class of 2007). In an article for the National Center for Youth Law, Fiza describes one client, Joseph, who had been removed from his parents' home and had been living with his grandmother.  His grandmother, who cared for both Joseph and his sister, depended on cash benefits i Read More

10 ways to change the world in your 20s

December 8, 2009 I know so many friends, colleagues, students and lawyers that are always looking for ways to change the world - through public service, living responsibly and helping others.  They strive to have an impact, whether it is big or small, knowing that doing good today will benefit us all in the long run. Libuse Binder, a writer, activist and former English teacher, has put together a list of 10 Ways to Change the World in your 20s in her new book.
  1. Dig into what you love
  2. Volunteer in ways big and small
  3. Support politic
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The FDA Steps In: Regulating Prescription Drug Promotion on the Internet

November 13, 2009 This is a guest post from Equal Justice Works Alumna Kate Greenwood. It was first published at Health Reform Watch, a publication of Seton Hall Law School, and also appeared on the Health Care BlogRead More

CA Supreme Court upholds Prop 8

May 26, 2009 The California state Supreme Court has issued its ruling on Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in California. Read More

Haley Schwartz honored for work at Breast Cancer Legal Project

May 4, 2009 Equal Justice Works Alumna Haley Schwartz will be honored on Friday for her work as Director of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society's Breast Cancer Legal Project.  In a statement, Haley said:
Legal services are often critical to breast cancer survival.
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