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Equal Justice Works expands AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships program to serve victims of disaster

Monday, April 01, 2013

  • By: Kathryn Gravely
  • Organization: Equal Justice Works
  • Source: National > National Disaster Legal Aid

Equal Justice Works seeks results-oriented disaster relief host organizations for the AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships program to assist victims of disaster through high-quality, focused legal services. The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. We provide a continuum of programs that begin with incoming law school students and extend into later careers in the public service field, and we are excited to launch this program to address the legal needs of victims of disaster.

Contingent upon funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), this AmeriCorps program will provide partial funding for up to four attorney Fellows and law students that are to serve at legal aid organizations providing legal services to victims of disaster.

Equal Justice Works is hosting a webinar on April 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm EST that will discuss what we are looking for in host sites, including programmatic and financial requirements, and application requirements and criteria.  We will review the Request for Proposals, cover the basics of the program, provide tips for applicants, and answer any questions applicants may have.

Proposals are due April 23, 2013. If you cannot attend the live webinar when scheduled, we highly recommend that you still register as a participant. All registered participants will receive a copy of the webinar PowerPoint slides and a recording via email after the presentation. Please register for the webinar and pass this email on to any colleagues you think may be interested in the Request for Proposals and/or webinar.

For more information about Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, please visit our website. Should you have any questions or concerns about the RFP or AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships program, please contact Kathryn Gravely at kgravely@equaljusticeworks.org or 202-466-3686 ext. 125.

 

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