Equal Justice Works Deadlines and Important Information

Public Defender Corps applications open Monday, August 15:

Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center are pleased to announce that the application for the 2012 Public Defender Corps program opens Monday, August 15.  Applications must be completed online and submitted along with a résumé and two letters of recommendation by 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 16, 2011.  Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Approximately 14 fellowships will be available in 2012.  Exact host site locations for the 2012 Public Defender Corps Fellowships will be posted on the Equal Justice Works website on a rolling basis.  Applicants who advance to the final round of review will be able to rank their host site preferences.

Application instructions, frequently asked questions and general information about Public Defender Corps are available on the Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center websites. 

Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program Update:

The 2012 Equal Justice Works Fellowships competition is underway and the online application is available from the website.  Preferred funding locations and issue areas have been updated, but note that the list is not exhaustive.  Some of the funding partners do not express specific preferences and Equal Justice Works welcomes all project proposals.  The deadline for submission is 5pm EDT on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.  Fellows selected this fall will begin their terms in September 2012.  Questions should be directed to fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org or (202) 466-3686, ext. 202.

Conference and Career Fair registration opens Tuesday, August 16:

Equal Justice Works is gearing up for their 2011 Conference and Career Fair, which will be in Washington, D.C. October 21 and 22.  Dozens of public interest employers have already signed up and several workshops are being developed to bring students the latest and greatest from the public interest law community.  Student registration opens Tuesday, August 16, 2011 on the website.