Equal Justice Works

7 Additional Greenberg Traurig Equal Justice Works Fellows Tackle Social Issues Across the U.S.

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added seven members to its Equal Justice Works Fellowship program.

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  • NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added seven members to its Equal Justice Works Fellowship program.
  • As a cohesive group, the Greenberg Traurig Equal Justice Works Fellows help tackle racial, economic, and social justice issues in underserved communities, many in their hometowns.
  • Greenberg Traurig, through its Holly Skolnick Fellowship Foundation, is the largest law firm sponsor of Equal Justice Works in the United States.
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    About Equal Justice Works: Equal Justice Works is the largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law in the United States.

JPMorgan Chase Committing $8.4 Million to Improve Household Stability for Black, Hispanic and Latino and Other Underserved Households

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 6:26pm

JPMorgan Chase today announced six organizations to receive philanthropic capital as part of the firms $400 million five-year commitment to improve housing affordability and stability for Black, Hispanic and Latino and other underserved households.

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  • JPMorgan Chase today announced six organizations to receive philanthropic capital as part of the firms $400 million five-year commitment to improve housing affordability and stability for Black, Hispanic and Latino and other underserved households.
  • Through JPMorgan Chases commitments, six organizations will design and test innovative models to improve household stability with the goal of expanding successful models across the U.S.
  • Todays announcement will help promote immediate housing stability for underserved households and is one step toward our goal of addressing barriers to affordable housing and homeownership, especially for Black, Latino and Hispanic families.
  • Recently, the JPMorgan Chase PolicyCenter released data-driven policy recommendations to improve household stability weakened by the pandemic.

Main Street Events Names Jeffrey Zuckerman as Chief Executive Officer

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 1:38pm

WINTER GARDEN, Fla., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Main Street Events , the leader in innovative events for high-end fashion and lifestyle brands and retailers, today announces it has named Jeffrey Zuckerman as its chief executive officer.

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  • WINTER GARDEN, Fla., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Main Street Events , the leader in innovative events for high-end fashion and lifestyle brands and retailers, today announces it has named Jeffrey Zuckerman as its chief executive officer.
  • Main Street Events also produces ILOE Studios Las Vegas, which offers a boutique experience adjacent to WWIN at The Caesars Forum Convention Center.
  • "We are all thrilled to have Jeffrey at the helm of Main Street Events," said Al Zuckerman, founder and chief relationship officer.
  • Main Street Events is a boutique live events and trade show company with a focus on producing industry events for the benefit of creativity, community and collaboration.

2021 Greenberg Traurig Equal Justice Works Law Fellows to Tackle Racial, Economic, and Social Justice Issues

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 3:05am

NEW YORK, May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --In the fall of 2021, seven new Greenberg Traurig Equal Justice Works Fellows will commence their two-year fellowships tackling racial, economic, and social justice issues in underserved communities, many in their hometowns.

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  • NEW YORK, May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --In the fall of 2021, seven new Greenberg Traurig Equal Justice Works Fellows will commence their two-year fellowships tackling racial, economic, and social justice issues in underserved communities, many in their hometowns.
  • Greenberg Traurig, through its Holly Skolnick Fellowship Foundation, is the largest law firm sponsor of Equal Justice Works in the United States.
  • View a complete list of the 2021 Equal Justice Works Fellows , their projects and sponsors.
  • About Equal Justice Works: Equal Justice Works is the nation's largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law.

UIC Law Student Nathan Virag Selected for Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 10:28pm

Chicago, Illinois, July 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nathan Virag, a rising third-year student at UIC Law in Chicago, has been selected by Equal Justice Works for its 2020-2022 National Advisory Committee.

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  • Chicago, Illinois, July 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nathan Virag, a rising third-year student at UIC Law in Chicago, has been selected by Equal Justice Works for its 2020-2022 National Advisory Committee.
  • We are pleased to announce our 2020-2022 National Advisory Committee members, said Aoife Delargy Lowe, director of law school engagement & advocacy at Equal Justice Works.
  • Equal Justice Works will allow me to continue my advocacy in human rights law and inspire others to dedicate their legal careers to public service."
  • Founded by law students in 1986, Equal Justice Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, legal services organizations and supporters to promote a lifelong commitment to public service and equal justice.

Vertex and the Vertex Foundation Commit $4 Million to Support Racial Equity and Social Justice

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 2:18pm

As the first corporate foundation partner for the Center, the Vertex Foundations contribution will support and advance this critical mission.

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  • As the first corporate foundation partner for the Center, the Vertex Foundations contribution will support and advance this critical mission.
  • Vertex and the Vertex Foundation realize the importance and seriousness of our work, and they are taking the lead.
  • This year, the Vertex Foundation funded its first Equal Justice Works Fellow, helping Equal Justice Works expand in Boston.
  • The Foundation is also doubling its match for employees charitable donations to eligible organizations that support social and racial justice.

The Veterans Consortium Announces Our 2020 Equal Justice Works Fellows

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 4:33pm

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Veterans Consortium (TVC) is pleased to announce our 2020 Equal Justice Works Fellows.

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  • WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Veterans Consortium (TVC) is pleased to announce our 2020 Equal Justice Works Fellows.
  • Equal Justice Works Fellow, Chesley Roberts, is originally from Tallahassee, Florida and is a recent JD graduate from Stetson University College of Law.
  • Equal Justice Works Fellow, NicqelleGodfrey, grew up in Sacramento, California and recently earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center.
  • The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (TVC) is a leading national 501(c)(3) charity providing free legal services in federal venues for veterans in need.

Equal Justice Works to Honor Laura Stein at 2020 Annual Dinner

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 3:45pm

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Equal Justice Works, the nation's largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced that it will honor Laura Stein, executive vice president and general counselCorporate Affairs of The Clorox Company (Clorox), with its Scales of Justice Award.

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  • WASHINGTON, April 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Equal Justice Works, the nation's largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced that it will honor Laura Stein, executive vice president and general counselCorporate Affairs of The Clorox Company (Clorox), with its Scales of Justice Award.
  • Laura will receive the Scales of Justice Award at the 2020 Equal Justice Works Annual Dinner in Washington, D.C., on October 13, 2020.
  • Since 2011, Laura has served as a member of the Equal Justice Works Annual Dinner Steering Committee.
  • Click here for more information about Scales of Justice honoree Laura Stein and the 2020 Equal Justice Works Annual Dinner.

Equal Justice Works Names New Board Members

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:30am

"We are delighted to welcome Jonathan and Juliette to the Board," said David Stern, executive director at Equal Justice Works.

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  • "We are delighted to welcome Jonathan and Juliette to the Board," said David Stern, executive director at Equal Justice Works.
  • from Harvard Law School and is a past member of the Equal Justice Works Annual Dinner Steering Committee.
  • For more information on the Equal Justice Works Board of Directors, visit our website .
  • Equal Justice Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that createsopportunities for lawyers to transform their passion for public service into a lifelong commitment to equal justice.As thenation's largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, Equal Justice Works brings together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, nonprofit legal aid organizations, and supporters to promote public service and inspire a lifelong commitment to equal justice.

Equal Justice Works and Legal Services Corporation Select Student Fellows for Rural Summer Legal Corps

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 11:30am

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equal Justice Works, the nation's largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, and the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the nation's single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans, today announced the selection of 30 law students for its Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC).

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  • WASHINGTON, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equal Justice Works, the nation's largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, and the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the nation's single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans, today announced the selection of 30 law students for its Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC).
  • "The Rural Summer Legal Corps allows legal aid programs in rural America to serve significantly more people than they could otherwise," explains LSC President James J. Sandman.
  • "The Rural Summer Legal Corps addresses the access to justice crisis for people living in rural communities and provides a terrific opportunity for passionate public-minded law students to explore a career in civil legal aid," says David Stern, executive director at Equal Justice Works.
  • Maxwell, a law student at Oklahoma City University School of Law, will be hosted by Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma.