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Government & Public Interest

Upcoming Internal Application Deadlines for Project-Based Fellowships

Although the Equal Justice Works, Skadden and Justice Catalyst (and others!) application deadlines aren’t until the fall, some organizations have internal application deadlines to put forward candidates for these competitive project-based fellowships. These deadlines usually are in June and July in order to allow plenty of time to craft a project proposal in August and […]

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Government & Public Interest

Access to Justice News from the A2J

Stay informed of access to justice news and initiatives! Please read the below updates from the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission (A2J) and check out their site for upcoming meetings and information. Restoring the Department of Justice’s Access-to-Justice Function On May 18, 2021 President Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum on restoring the Department of Justice’s access to […]

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Government & Public Interest

8th Annual Legal Services Conference: The Intersection of Systemic Racism and Poverty

How Legal Aid Must Turn a Moment into a Movement and Work to Support Structural Change Friday, May 21, 2021, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM ET Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) presents the 8th Annual Legal Services Conference 2021, which brings together the Massachusetts legal services community to focus on collaborative solutions to issues that affect low […]

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Pro Bono

3L Reminder – Log Pro Bono Hours & Public Interest Designation

3Ls, please be sure to log your pro bono hours and fill out the Public Interest Designation Checklist by May 1st in order to receive recognition at graduation.  All the requirements for each program are contained in the pro bono google form and Public Interest Designation Program checklist.

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Government & Public Interest

Student Debt Relief Basics: How to Repay Your Loans and Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Wednesday, April 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET A must attend for anyone with student debt, this free Equal Justice Works webinar explains how to reduce your monthly student loan payments and qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Register here!  If you cannot attend live, register and you’ll receive the recording 24-48 hours after the presentation.

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Pro Bono

WCL Best Practices in Pro Bono: “I Am Not A Cat” – Tips for Effective Remote Representations

Join the Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) and their panelists – lawyers who have experience with remote representations, including hearings in D.C. Superior Court. They are: Yvette Banker, Federal Government Pro Bono Lawyer Ashley Carter, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project Sébastien Monzón Rueda, Legal Counsel for the Elderly Jenadee Nanini, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Lise […]

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Government & Public Interest

Upcoming Free Gov/PI Bar Association Programs

American Bar Association Events Judicial Milestones in the Quest for Women’s Equality – March 26 at 11 AM | Register for webinar here The American Bar Association Judicial Division is proud to host a diverse panel of renowned female judges to discuss the challenges that women encounter on the bench, offer insights on their personal […]

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Government & Public Interest

Equal Justice America Summer Fellowships

The deadline to apply for an Equal Justice America Summer 2021 Fellowship is approaching! Applications are due March 24th.   To qualify, students need a summer position with an organization that provides civil legal assistance to the poor. EJA Fellowships pay up to $4,000 for 10 weeks of full-time work. Students awarded funding from their Law School or elsewhere are eligible […]

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Pro Bono

Taking Action Through Pro Bono

There have been many difficult, challenging and troubling events unfold in the new year and throughout 2020. There have also been many inspiring responses, acts of bravery, resistance and activism. Pro bono is one of the ways you can use your legal skills and education while in law school to impact the communities and issues […]

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Government & Public Interest

Reminder for 3Ls: SJC Rule 3:03 Certification

3L Request Deadline: February 15th Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) Rule 3:03 sets forth the process for a law student to participate in court proceedings on behalf of the Commonwealth or indigent parties. Those who intern for a public sector entity during their 3L year may request 3:03 certification so long as the petition is […]