EJA News

EJA News

Dan Ruben Profiled by Pace Law School

December 10, 2023

“So many of our EJA Fellows have done exactly what I had hoped.  They’ve devoted their careers to public interest and provide shining examples of how the benefits of our program long outlive the duration of each individual fellowship.”

Equal Justice America to award a two-year $130,000 Domestic Violence Fellowship at Legal Aid Chicago

December 09, 2022

Every minute 24 people are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking. We have a domestic violence crisis, a crisis affecting 12 million women and men annually in the United States. In Cook County alone, from 9/1/21 through 9/1/22, Illinois Hotline Contact Data showed 20,754 calls from survivors seeking help.

The EJA Domestic Violence Fellowship will begin in Fall 2023.

Equal Justice America to award a two-year $130,000 Civil Rights & Racial Justice Fellowship at the Legal Aid Justice Center

December 08, 2022

The Civil Rights & Racial Justice Program at the Legal Aid Justice Center works to end the criminalization of poverty in Virginia by exposing and addressing criminal legal system policies that target people because of poverty and race.

The EJA Civil Rights and Racial Justice Fellowship will begin in Fall 2023.

Hirah Gained Insight with Incarceration Process and Criminal Law

August 24, 2022
This past summer I spent my time at Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts (PLS), which is the only organization of its kind in the entire state. It offers a central office for incarcerated people to contact and seek help for various civil legal issues that involves their incarceration experience.

Tamara’s Puerto Rican Roots Inspired to Pursue Public Interest Law

August 24, 2022
This summer, I had the opportunity to work with these unaccompanied minors at the National Immigrant Justice Center’s Immigrant Children Protection. Prior to this summer, I already had a strong interest in immigration law.