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2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application Tips: Free Webinar
The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application will be open from July 7, 2014 to September 17, 2014. Please visit our website to learn more.
Please register for our free webinar to learn more about the Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program and get application tips from the experts on our Fellowships Team.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
2:00 PM EDT
The Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program is very competitive, receiving hundreds of applications each year for approximately 60 fellowship slots. To be considered, you must be a qualified and passionate lawyer who has developed a new and innovative legal project that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. We will cover how to prepare and complete a successful application. This presentation is intended for law students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a public interest legal career as well as law school professionals who advise students on fellowship and other public interest career opportunities.
This webinar will also be offered on June 18, July 16, and August 13. Information about registering for these sessions will be available on our website soon.
Call for Nominations for the Mario Savio Young Activist Awards, Deadline 7/1
The Board of Directors of the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture & Young Activist Award, housed at Tides Foundation, invites you to nominate a candidate for the annual Young Activist Award. The award this year carries a cash prize of $6000, divided equally between the prize-winner and his or her organization, and will be given to a young person (or persons) with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action. The nominees should have demonstrated leadership ability, creativity and integrity.
The nomination deadline is July 1, 2014.
For more information on nominating a young activist, click here.
CLS and ACLU Protect Detainees’ Free Speech Rights at the Northwest Detention Center
Today, the ACLU of Washington (ACLU) and Columbia Legal Services (CLS) voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit after successfully getting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release hunger striking detainees from solitary confinement at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, Washington. The ACLU and CLS had filed this lawsuit on April 2, 2014 to prohibit ICE from retaliating against detainees at the NWDC who engage in First Amendment protected activities by placing them in solitary confinement.
Problems first arose after several hundred immigration detainees at the NWDC went on hunger strikes on March 7, 2014 to express concerns with national immigration policies and to raise awareness about the conditions of their confinement. Their grievances about conditions at the NWDC included poor food quantity and nutritional quality, $1.00 per day wages for work performed at the NWDC, and the lack of access to bond hearings.
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