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September 2021

EJA Fellow Saves Vietnam Vet from Homelessness

September 08, 2021

(Pictured) Kristin Hendriksen, Northwestern Law (JD 2020) EJA Veterans’ Rights Fellow, Legal Aid Chicago

Upon returning from the Vietnam War, many veterans confronted Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, hostility toward service members who’d served in the war, and challenges adjusting to civilian life.

EJA Launches Kelly Hii’s ‘Dream Career’ as Attorney Fighting for Immigrants’ Rights

September 08, 2021
Thanks to Equal Justice America, I landed my dream career right out of law school. In 2018, as I was finishing my third year at Georgetown, I was awarded a generous two-year fellowship to work with Ayuda’s Immigration Legal team.

Welcome Anesa Kajtazovic, to our EJA team!

September 08, 2021

We are excited to announce Anesa Kajtazovic has joined our team as the Director of Development and Marketing. Anesa joins EJA with a myriad of leadership experience in nonprofits, governmental affairs, management, and public relations.

Brian Lewinstein Lives On Through His Equal Justice America Fellowship

September 09, 2021
Even in his youth, it was readily apparent that Brian Lewinstein was an extraordinary young man destined to have a profound impact in the world.

Equal Justice America to award a two-year $130,000 Fellowship to a University of Michigan Law Graduate to fight for the victims of Human Trafficking

September 22, 2021
EJA is proud to tackle this growing crisis by awarding a University of Michigan law graduate a two-year fellowship to work with a non-profit to help victims of human trafficking.