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Equal Justice Works At Equal Justice Works, we believe that a community of lawyers committed to public service can fulfill our nation’s promise of equal justice for all.

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-What is Equal Justice Works? 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 percent of our Fellows remain in public service positions, continuing to pursue equal justice for underserved communities across the country.

-Is Equal Justice Works hiring? Equal Justice Works is always looking for hardworking, talented professionals who share our vision and values. Visit our website to see the currently available positions: equaljusticeworks.org/about/careers-at-equal-justice-works

-Who can apply for Equal Justice Works programming? Equal Justice Works offers a continuum of programs for public-minded lawyers and law students, with new programs added each year. Eligibility varies, though all participants, regardless of the program, must be based in the United States or its territories and serve domestically. Explore our website to get to know our current programs and their specific eligibility requirements: equaljusticeworks.org

-I’m still in law school—is there anything I can do? Equal Justice Works offers a variety of resources and programming specifically tailored to law students, including on-campus, summer, and part-time positions. Visit our website for more information: equaljusticeworks.org/law-students

-Where can I find information about student loan debt? Equal Justice Works offers a variety of free resources about managing and repaying law school debt—including a comprehensive student debt ebook—on our website: equaljusticeworks.org/law-students/student-debt-resources

-I am experiencing legal troubles—can Equal Justice Works help? Equal Justice Works is not a legal services provider; as such, we are not authorized to advise on legal matters. We recommend using Google to search for legal services organizations that operate in your state and/or city.

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In March 2021, we joined forces with ABA Young Lawyers Division, American Red Cross, Pro Bono Net, Disaster Legal Aid, a...
05/04/2021
Equal Justice Works Raises Visibility of Role of Legal Aid in Disaster Response and Preparedness - Equal Justice Works

In March 2021, we joined forces with ABA Young Lawyers Division, American Red Cross, Pro Bono Net, Disaster Legal Aid, and other leaders in the legal field to launch the first-ever Disaster Resilience Awareness Month.

Check out this recap of the work we did together to raise awareness about disaster-related legal challenges and the unique and critical role that lawyers play in advocating for the rights of survivors and increasing community resilience.

Equal Justice Works summarizes the wide range of trainings and other resources created for the first-ever Disaster Resilience Awareness Month.

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Mo...
05/03/2021
Fellows Archive - Equal Justice Works

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, get to know the Equal Justice Works Fellows and alums who are protecting and advocating for the rights of individuals with mental illness.

Create your dream job! Design a project that addresses one of a wide array of issues that support underserved communities. Learn more.

As National Fair Housing Month comes to a close, we would like to recognize the Housing Justice Project organizations—Ce...
04/30/2021

As National Fair Housing Month comes to a close, we would like to recognize the Housing Justice Project organizations—Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc., Virginia Poverty Law Center, Legal Aid Justice Center—Fellows, Community Organizers, and other partners working to increase access to justice for those facing eviction and housing instability in Richmond, Virginia. Thank you for all that you do!

As National Fair Housing Month comes to a close, we would like to recognize the Housing Justice Project organizations—Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc., Virginia Poverty Law Center, Legal Aid Justice Center—Fellows, Community Organizers, and other partners working to increase access to justice for those facing eviction and housing instability in Richmond, Virginia. Thank you for all that you do!

After decades of systemic redlining, homeownership remains out of reach for many individuals and communities of color. I...
04/29/2021
Fighting for Fair Housing Practices in Richmond, Virginia - Equal Justice Works

After decades of systemic redlining, homeownership remains out of reach for many individuals and communities of color.

In Richmond, Virginia, home to the nation's second highest eviction rate, the eight members of the Equal Justice Works Housing Justice Program work to address the intersection of housing and race.

Hana Hausnerova, Equal Justice Works director of public programs, discusses the intersection of race & housing policy for Fair Housing Month.

Fellowship alert! Put your law degree to work and serve older victims of crime through our Elder Justice Program. Alaska...
04/27/2021
Elder Justice Program - Equal Justice Works

Fellowship alert! Put your law degree to work and serve older victims of crime through our Elder Justice Program. Alaska Legal Services Corporation and Prairie State Legal Services are currently seeking Fellows—learn more and apply today!

The Equal Justice Works Elder Justice Program mobilizes Fellows to address the gap in civil legal services for victims of elder abuse and exploitation.

"I wanted to go back out and help people in the community understand their rights and know that we [public housing resid...
04/26/2021
In the Spotlight: Housing Justice Program Community Organizer LaFonda Page on Helping Tenants Assert Their Rights - Equal Justice Works

"I wanted to go back out and help people in the community understand their rights and know that we [public housing residents] do have a voice and that we do have rights."

For National Fair Housing Month, LaFonda Page, a Community Organizer in our Housing Justice Program, shares what inspires her to advocate for tenants in Richmond, Virginia, who are experiencing housing instability.

For National Fair Housing Month, Community Organizer LaFonda Page describes her work with the Housing Justice Program in Richmond, VA.

Studies indicate that one out of every 10 seniors in the United States experiences some form of elder abuse. Public inte...
04/23/2021
Improving the National Response to Elder Abuse and Exploitation - Equal Justice Works

Studies indicate that one out of every 10 seniors in the United States experiences some form of elder abuse.

Public interest lawyers can serve a key role in identifying and addressing the complex civil legal issues that arise from crimes against older adults. In honor of National Crime Victims Rights Week, we want to highlight the Fellows in our Elder Justice Program who have made significant strides to address these issues, from financial abuse to COVID-19-related scams.

Equal Justice Works Program Manager Laura Roach shares the successes of the Elder Justice Proram Fellows since July 2020.

There is no such thing as a typical sexual assault victim—studies estimate that 2–8% of older adults have experienced se...
04/23/2021
Representing Older Survivors of Sexual Assault Through Trauma-Informed Lawyering - Equal Justice Works

There is no such thing as a typical sexual assault victim—studies estimate that 2–8% of older adults have experienced sexual violence within the last year.

In recognition of both Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Crime Victims' Rights Week, Benjamin Taylor and Megan Wood, 2020 Fellows in our Elder Justice Program, share their experiences serving older adult victims of abuse.

For National Crime Victims Rights Week, Equal Justice Works Fellows Benjamin Taylor & Megan Wood describe their work with elder victims of assault.

Elder abuse and exploitation is unfortunately common but easily overlooked—estimates indicate that only 1 in 24 cases ar...
04/22/2021
Six Ways Public Interest Attorneys Can Combat Elder Abuse in Any Practice Area - Equal Justice Works

Elder abuse and exploitation is unfortunately common but easily overlooked—estimates indicate that only 1 in 24 cases are ever reported, let alone prosecuted.

For National Crime Victims Rights Week, Adam Dexter and Heather McKinney—Fellows in our Elder Justice Program—share tips for lawyers in any practice area to recognize the signs of elder abuse when serving older clients.

Adam Dexter and Heather McKinney, Equal Justice Works Fellows in the Elder Justice Program, share 6 tips for lawyers addressing elder abuse.

Nationwide, millions of low-income Americans grapple with civil legal problems every day: access to resources, protectio...
04/16/2021
Collaborating Across the Nation, Fellows Team Up to Protect the Civil Legal Needs of the Underserved - Equal Justice Works

Nationwide, millions of low-income Americans grapple with civil legal problems every day: access to resources, protection from exploitation, and so much more.

To help bridge this justice gap, Equal Justice Works mobilizes teams of lawyers and non-lawyers like community advocates and law students, to respond to specific legal issues, efficiently and at scale.

Equal Justice Works Director Hana Hausnerova details the value of funding issue- & location-specific Fellowship programs across the country.

Unstable housing causes a ripple effect—disrupting everything from health to education—and often mirrors broader racial ...
04/15/2021
Teaming Up to Address the Housing Crisis in Richmond - Equal Justice Works

Unstable housing causes a ripple effect—disrupting everything from health to education—and often mirrors broader racial inequities.

For National Fair Housing Month, 2019 Fellow Louisa Rich shares how collaboration with other Housing Justice Program Fellows translates to holistic services for Richmond, Virginia, tenants that go well beyond fighting evictions.

Equal Justice Works Fellow Louisa Rich discusses her work with the Housing Justice Program for National Fair Housing Month.

Soon after the pandemic hit, Julia—already caring for family in a mobile home, struggling to make ends meet—faced harass...
04/13/2021
The Way Forward: Investing in Legal Representation for Tenants at Risk of Losing Their Home - Equal Justice Works

Soon after the pandemic hit, Julia—already caring for family in a mobile home, struggling to make ends meet—faced harassment from her landlord that threatened her health, safety, and means of income.

For National Fair Housing Month, Laura Wright, the Equal Justice Works Fellow who helped Julia stand up to her landlord, discusses the importance of educating and empowering tenants at risk of eviction.

For National Fair Housing Month, Fellow Laura Wright discusses the importance of educating & empowering tenants at risk of eviction.

Our Alumni Engagement Program Launch is almost here! Starting tomorrow, join us for three days of networking, profession...
04/13/2021

Our Alumni Engagement Program Launch is almost here! Starting tomorrow, join us for three days of networking, professional development, and social events with Equal Justice Works (and NAPIL!) Fellows past and present.

There's still time to register—check out the schedule and sign up here: equaljusticeworks.org/equal-justice-works-alumni/

Our Alumni Engagement Program Launch is almost here! Starting tomorrow, join us for three days of networking, professional development, and social events with Equal Justice Works (and NAPIL!) Fellows past and present.

There's still time to register—check out the schedule and sign up here: equaljusticeworks.org/equal-justice-works-alumni/

04/12/2021
Advocates Call on the Secretary of Education to Cancel Student Debt for All Public Service Workers with 10 or More Years of Service - Equal Justice Works

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program has failed our public service workers. Today we & 96 other orgs are calling on U.S. Department of Education to begin an immediate program review & deliver earned forgiveness for all public service workers who have completed 10 years of service. https://bit.ly/2Qmg4ji

Today, 95 student, consumer, public interest, civil rights, higher education, public health, workforce, professional, military, and faith organizations representing millions of public service workers and student loan borrowers sent a letter to United States Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona call...

In the early days of the pandemic, Equal Justice Works Fellows sprung into action, adapting their services in response t...
04/09/2021
Pandemic Lawyering: A Year in Review - Equal Justice Works

In the early days of the pandemic, Equal Justice Works Fellows sprung into action, adapting their services in response to new and exacerbated civil legal needs: increased evictions, deadly prison conditions, an uneven playing field for students, and countless other life-altering issues.

Now, as the light at the end of the tunnel becomes more visible, join us in revisiting Fellow successes from a year of pandemic lawyering.

Marketing and Communications Specialist Lauren Wright shares the work of Equal Justice Works Fellows during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Disaster resilience means the ability of individuals and their communities to recover equitably from disasters, as well...
04/08/2021
Disaster Resilience: A Conversation with Linda Anderson Stanley

“Disaster resilience means the ability of individuals and their communities to recover equitably from disasters, as well as their ability to learn from past disasters and reduce their risks from future ones.”

Disaster Resilience Awareness Month may be over, but it's always a good time to make sure you're prepared. Check out the American Bar Association's recent chat with Linda Anderson Stanley, our very own senior manager for disaster programming, to learn about the importance of disaster resilience, the challenges of COVID-era disaster lawyering, and more.

In this episode of Insider TIPS, Victoria Alvarez, business litigation associate with Linda Anderson Stanley.

Hey, alumni! Join us from April 14-16 for three full days of professional development, networking, and social events at ...
04/06/2021
Equal Justice Works Launches Alumni Engagement Program - Equal Justice Works

Hey, alumni! Join us from April 14-16 for three full days of professional development, networking, and social events at our Alumni Engagement Program Launch.

You don't want to miss this opportunity to reconnect with the Equal Justice Works alumni network. Learn more and sign up to attend our virtual launch events.

Equal Justice Works announces the launch of its Alumni Engagement Program with a series of virtual events from April 14–16, 2021.

Passionate about public interest? Want to share the love? If you're a current law student or law school professional, yo...
04/05/2021

Passionate about public interest? Want to share the love?

If you're a current law student or law school professional, you could help expand public interest opportunities on campuses nationwide as a member of our National Advisory Committee. Check out the regional openings and apply by April 30: equaljusticeworks.org/law-students/on-campus/national-advisory-committee/

Passionate about public interest? Want to share the love?

If you're a current law student or law school professional, you could help expand public interest opportunities on campuses nationwide as a member of our National Advisory Committee. Check out the regional openings and apply by April 30: equaljusticeworks.org/law-students/on-campus/national-advisory-committee/

Studies indicate an inextricable link between safe housing and good health—and vice versa.For National Fair Housing Mont...
04/02/2021
Tackling Housing Instability Through Medical-Legal Partnerships - Equal Justice Works

Studies indicate an inextricable link between safe housing and good health—and vice versa.

For National Fair Housing Month, Fellow Morgan Colonna, of our Housing Justice Program, explains the value of medical-legal partnerships when advocating for tenants' rights.

Equal Justice Works Fellow Morgan Colonna writes about the importance of holistic services for tenants for National Fair Housing Month.

April is National Fair Housing Month, and we're highlighting the work of our Housing Justice Program (HJP) all month lon...
04/01/2021
Preventing Evictions and Increasing Protections for Tenants in Virginia: The Story of the Equal Justice Works Housing Justice Program - Equal Justice Works

April is National Fair Housing Month, and we're highlighting the work of our Housing Justice Program (HJP) all month long.

Made up of just 6 Fellows and 2 Community Organizers, the HJP has made an outsized impact on the eviction crisis in Richmond, VA, in less than two years. Get to know their work, and stay tuned for more dispatches directly from the HJP participants.

Equal Justice Works shares how its Housing Justice Program is shifting the balance of power to tenants in Richmond, Virginia.

As the first-ever Disaster Resilience Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to thank everyone who made it happen: th...
03/31/2021

As the first-ever Disaster Resilience Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to thank everyone who made it happen: the Equal Justice Works Fellows who led trainings, the host organizations that collaborated, and our partners ABA Young Lawyers Division, American Red Cross, Pro Bono Net, and Disaster Legal Aid.

In case you missed it, all of the trainings are now available on YouTube! Check out our playlist to learn how to serve disaster survivors as a lawyer, better understand your rights as a tenant, and much more: bit.ly/DRAM_trainings

This includes the final two trainings in the series, now live on our website! Visit our news section to learn more about FEMA benefits from Hannah Dyal (https://bit.ly/3uas8mv) and disaster housing assistance from Meghan Smolensky (https://bit.ly/3rFiJ4H).

Thanks for following along!

As the first-ever Disaster Resilience Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to thank everyone who made it happen: the Equal Justice Works Fellows who led trainings, the host organizations that collaborated, and our partners ABA Young Lawyers Division, American Red Cross, Pro Bono Net, and Disaster Legal Aid.

In case you missed it, all of the trainings are now available on YouTube! Check out our playlist to learn how to serve disaster survivors as a lawyer, better understand your rights as a tenant, and much more: bit.ly/DRAM_trainings

This includes the final two trainings in the series, now live on our website! Visit our news section to learn more about FEMA benefits from Hannah Dyal (https://bit.ly/3uas8mv) and disaster housing assistance from Meghan Smolensky (https://bit.ly/3rFiJ4H).

Thanks for following along!

One year into the pandemic, join ABA Young Lawyers Division, Equal Justice Works, Pro Bono Net, and Lone Star Legal Aid ...
03/30/2021

One year into the pandemic, join ABA Young Lawyers Division,
Equal Justice Works, Pro Bono Net, and Lone Star Legal Aid for one last Disaster Resilience Awareness Month training session to learn from the experts about best practices for working with FEMA in the face of COVID-19 and other disasters.

Tune in on Zoom tomorrow, March 31, at 12–1 p.m. ET. Register here: register.gotowebinar.com/register/5273105348197431822

One year into the pandemic, join ABA Young Lawyers Division,
Equal Justice Works, Pro Bono Net, and Lone Star Legal Aid for one last Disaster Resilience Awareness Month training session to learn from the experts about best practices for working with FEMA in the face of COVID-19 and other disasters.

Tune in on Zoom tomorrow, March 31, at 12–1 p.m. ET. Register here: register.gotowebinar.com/register/5273105348197431822

Disasters don't care whether you're a renter or homeowner, a penthouse dweller or a tiny home occupant—no matter your si...
03/29/2021
Disaster Legal Aid Trainings: What You Need to Know About Applying for Disaster Housing Assistance - Equal Justice Works

Disasters don't care whether you're a renter or homeowner, a penthouse dweller or a tiny home occupant—no matter your situation, it's important to have a plan in place before disaster strikes.

Check out our latest Disaster Resilience Awareness Month training recap to learn about disaster housing assistance and the various ways renters and homeowners alike can keep their families safe.

Description of the March 17 Disaster Resilience Awareness Month training led by Equal Justice Works Fellow Stephanie Duke.

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Michigan State Attorney General Dana Nessel through her Assistant Attorney General Daniel J. Ping just submitted a brief to the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division located in Detroit a motion to dismiss Jeremiah's Writ of Habeas Corpus for failure to Exhaust all State Claims. 1. Jeremiah attempted to fairly present all of his claims in support of his Innocence to the Michigan State Court of Appeals and to the Michigan State Supreme Court. These Courts accepted, rejected, and then denied his motions. 2. Jeremiah was assigned two court of Appeals Attorneys. Attorney Daniel Rust was assigned as Jeremiah's First Attorney for COA 324275 and he only appealed the extremely high sentence Jeremiah received 22-40 years. Court of Appeals Presiding Judge Amy Ronayne Krause said in her decision that Jeremiah infected Brittney with the STD Herpes. No Evidence was ever presented in any court by anyone that either Brittney or Jeremiah had Herpes. The Rash that Brittney had in 2005 was not Herpes per Dr. Leja of Cheboygan Michigan. The blood test that showed Brittney positive for Herpes showed her positive for a past out break not a current one in 2005. A medical record from where Brittney was born in 1998 showed Brittney was never tested for any STD's in 1998.This is all contained in a 10 page Michigan State Police report and hidden from the Jury. This Brady violation has never been addressed by the high courts of Michigan. Attorney Rust received a letter of reprimand by the Attorney Discipline Board in 2017 for a different case for Professional Misconduct while acting as court appointed appellate counsel in a criminal matter. 3. Jeremiah was recently Appointed Court of Appeals Attorney Alona Sharon by the Presque Isle County Trial Court. During Jeremiah's Prison Video Conference with Attorney Sharon she told Jeremiah she was only going to Appeal his extremely High Sentence. Jeremiah asked Alona what about the rest of his Issues contained in court of Appeals case 340063 she said that Attorney Rust should have appealed those. Alona said that she was told only to Appeal the extremely high sentence. She would not tell Jeremiah who told her this. We suspect that it was the Judges of Presque Isle County. 4. We filed this writ of Habeas Corpus with the Federal Government based upon Cause and Prejudice which resulted in a fundamental miscarriage of justice against an Innocent man. Coleman v Thompson, 501 U.S. 722, 111 S. Ct. 2546, 115 L. Ed. 2d 640 (1991). A fundamental miscarriage of justice has occurred when it is found that a constitutional violation has probably resulted in the conviction of someone actually innocent. Murry, 477 U.S. at 496, 106 S. Ct. 2639. Jeremiah's U.S. Constitutional rights to receive a fair trial free from Prejudice and Bias was violated by Judge Pavlich and Prosecutor Steiger. I was Subpoenaed and sequestered for three days of the Trial in June 2014. I was not allowed to testify. 5. A Michigan State case involving CSC 1st degree based exclusively on the evidence of a single purported eyewitness the alleged victim of the crime was granted a new trial because of Newly Discovered Impeachment Evidence. This case is People v Grissom involving SC case 140147 and COA Case 274148. Another Michigan Case People v Cress, 468 Mich 678, 692, 664 NW 2d 174 (2003). Sets the four prong standard that the Impeachment evidence must satisfy. People v Barbara, 400 Mich 352, 255 NW2d 171 (1977); People v Armstrong, Nw2d, No 142762, 2011 WL 5083255 (Mich, Oct 26, 2011). permits trial courts the discretion to grant a new trial based upon newly-discovered evidence when such evidence casts doubt on the credibility of a key witness. Numerous cases from jurisdictions around the country also recognize that newly discovered impeachment evidence that cast doubt on the credibility of a key witness can properly form the basis for the grant of a new trial for a criminal defendant. State v Plude, 750 NW2d 42 ( Wis 2008 ). State v Strahl, 768 NW2d 546 (SD 2009). Courts universally recognize that it is appropriate to grant a new trial in cases where the prosecution withholds impeachment evidence in violation of its disclosure obligations under Brady v Maryland, 373 US 83, 83 S Ct 1194 ( 1963 ). Imposing a per se rule that newly-discovered impeachment evidence cannot form the basis for a new trial would undermine the defendants constitutional rights under the confrontation clause of the Sixth Amendment. People v Hackett, 421 Mich 338, 348, 365 NW2d 120 ( 1984 ). 6. Please see the face book blog Jeremiah Dewey is Innocent for more information.
As a 2003 alum I wanted to thank you so much for help lay the groundwork to my becoming a judge in Harris County. As a public servant I so grateful for the opportunity given to me by EJW and Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation. I promise to serve to the best of my ability and to always remember the courthouse doors are open for ALL people not just those who have the ability to pay a lawyer. thank you again. 🙂❤️
Mr. Rodriguez is interested in groups that work with environment issues, Civil-Criminal Issues and Employment Law for Emoloyees Workplace Rights. Thank you
Why are not Nonprofit organizations throughout the country not recruiting " Advocates to provide crucial legal assistance to survivors of human trafficking, campus sexual assault, fraud, and other crimes. Mr. Rodriguez is prepare to "Litigate Equal Justice" for all. Sims v. Ahrens, 271 S.W. 720 (1925). In this case the opinion of the court was that. "The practice of Law is an occupation of common right." The "CERTIFICATE" from the State Supreme Court: ONLY authorizes, to practice Law "IN COURTS" as a member of the STATE JUDICIAL BRANCH OF GOVT.Can ONLY represent WARDS OF THE COURT, INFANTS, PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND (SEE CORPUS JURIS SECUNDUM, VOLUME 7, SECTION 4.)CERTIFICATE" IS NOT A LICENSE to practice Law AS AN OCCUPATION, nor to DO BUSINESS AS A LAW FIRM! Schware v. Board of Examiners, United State Reports 353 U.S. pages 238, 239."The practice of law cannot be licensed by any state/State."