Equal Justice Works Fellowship
The Chicago Bar Foundation has sponsored Equal Justice Works fellowships since 1999. Equal Justice Works is a national organization that gives recent law graduates the opportunity to pursue two-year paid fellowships at a wide variety of legal aid and public interest law organizations throughout the country. The two-year fellowships offer salary and generous loan repayment assistance, a national training and leadership development program and other forms of support during the term of the fellowship, while also linking the fellows into a growing national network of Equal Justice Works Fellows working on other legal aid and public interest law projects throughout the country.
Watch this Equal Justice Works video highlighting a past CBF-sponsored Equal Justice Works Fellow describing her innovative project.
2014 – Lee Robbins, Equip for Equality
2012 – Caroline Manley, Center for Disability & Elder Law
2008 – Jarrett Knox, Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services (now Legal Aid Society)
2007 – Nora Phillips, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
2006 – Rachel Shapiro, Equip for Equality
2005 – Lorraine Lopez, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
2004 – Zenaida Alonzo, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
2003 – Hina Sodha, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
2002 – Claudia Valenzuela, Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center
(now National Immigrant Justice Center)
1999 – Isa-Lee Wolf, Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services (now Legal Aid Society)