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									Renewed Commitments
     to the Promise of
         Equal Justice

           2008 Annual Report
                             The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society
                             by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to
                             equal justice.

                             For more than 20 years, Equal Justice Works has collaborated
                             with the nation’s leading law schools, law firms, corporate legal
                             departments, bar foundations and nonprofit organizations to
                             provide the training and opportunities that enable attorneys
                             to provide effective representation to vulnerable populations.

                             We help law schools establish and strengthen public
                             interest programs.

                             We provide public service work experience, professional
                             development and training for students and lawyers.

                             We build strong support in the legal profession for public
                             service through pro bono work and financial support.

On the cover:
Michelle Mendez                                                                                Contents
Equal Justice Works Fellow
CASA of Maryland, Inc.                                                                     2   Commitments to the Promise
Baltimore, Maryland
                                                                                           7   Financial Position
Michelle Mendez provides direct representation to immigrant families, partners with            and Activities
law firms to bring impact litigation cases and collaborates with stakeholders from all      8   Sponsors and Fellows
sectors to improve a broken immigration system. In 2007, when Immigration Customs
                                                                                          12   Institutional Supporters
Enforcement (ICE) officers detained 24 men during a controversial raid in Baltimore,
                                                                                          14   Individual Supporters
Michelle stepped up in their defense. Since people cannot be detained without
reasonable suspicion, Michelle successfully challenged the agency’s seemingly random      15   Board of Directors and
                                                                                               National Advisory Committee
sweep for illegal immigrants, a violation of ICE’s stated procedures. Events like this
take place across the country in cities and towns where immigrants may not know their     16   Staff

rights or have anyone to defend them. Michelle’s work on this case has allowed three      17   Equal Justice Works
of the raid victims to file damage claims against the Department of Homeland Security           Across America

and educated the public about the injustices sometimes involved in immigration raids.

Photos by John Harrington
Dear Friend of Equal Justice Works,

Our organization has a history of innovation and optimism during difficult
and uncertain times – even during disasters. Take, for example, our Katrina
Initiative that sent 19 lawyers to the Gulf Region just weeks after the
hurricanes in 2005.
In the current economy, every nonprofit faces challenges – increased demand
for services and fewer resources to meet those needs. Because of strong
commitments from our sponsors and donors, and a culture of stewardship
in our use of resources, Equal Justice Works is in a far better situation
than most nonprofit organizations. For that we are very thankful and more
resolved than ever to enable the next generation of lawyers to work for
justice in underserved communities.
In looking at the achievements of 2008 described in this report as well as
the challenges of the coming year, we have balanced reduced support in one
area with growth in another. Due to the troubled economy, we will be able
to support 48 new privately funded fellowships in 2009, down from 54 in
2008. But as private sponsorships plateau or even decline, federally funded
national service is on the rise. Our goal is to grow our AmeriCorps Fellowship
Program from 35 Fellows to more than 60. If successful, we will have more
than 150 lawyers in the field in 2009 and beyond.
Our challenge is to manage existing programs with limited resources while
positioning ourselves to launch new initiatives. Some projects in development
include an indigent defense fellowship program modeled after Teach for
America, student debt relief outreach to keep up with overwhelming demand
for more and better information on reducing barriers to public service, and
a placement effort to make successful matches between deferred associates
and public interest organizations.
As you can see, the difficult economic climate has not limited our aspirations,
and the need for legal services has never been greater. The foreclosure crisis,
job losses and cuts in state funding have placed unprecedented pressures on
already underserved communities.
Thank you for joining us in the work to ensure that all Americans have access
to quality legal representation. Now more than ever, the promise of equal
justice under law matters.

Anastasia D. Kelly                       David Stern
Chair of the Board of Directors          Chief Executive Officer

January 2009
                              Commitments to the Promise
                 By the summer of 2008, it seemed certain that the economic
                 downturn would have a substantial impact on legal services and
                 the legal business in general. By the fall, despite the excitement
                 and hope of the general election, what we initially hoped would
                 be a short-lived crisis had evolved into a fundamental shift in
                 the structure of the global economy. By the end of the year, law
                 firms had laid off 2,000 attorneys and staff, and warned more
                 layoffs would be coming. Even the most stable legal services
                 organizations began to re-evaluate their goals due to dramatic
                 declines in resources.

                 At Equal Justice Works, the last year was full of unexpected
                 challenges but also record accomplishments in several
                 program areas. With the launch of a West Coast office and the
                 implementation of legislation that provides public service loan
                 forgiveness, we achieved two longstanding strategic goals. Here
                 are program highlights and other achievements for the year.

                              Creating Opportunities to Serve
                              We created the Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program 17 years ago
                              to address the shortage of attorneys working on behalf of underserved
                              populations and causes.
                              In the fall of 2008, 54 new Equal Justice Works Fellows joined an additional
                              54 already in the field. These 108 entrepreneurial public interest lawyers
                              work in 20 states at 98 nonprofit organizations.
                              The ongoing success of our fellowship program – the largest postgraduate
                              legal fellowship program in the nation – is the result of many factors. Every
                              year, hundreds of public interest-minded law students and recent graduates
                              design two-year programs with nonprofits that have an intimate knowledge
                              of the most critical needs of the community they serve. This innovative,
                              community-based model for developing programs ensures they address
                              the most timely, critical issues in our communities including foreclosures,
                              homelessness, community economic development, immigration, civil rights,
                              juvenile justice, employment rights, access to health care, consumer fraud
                              and domestic violence.

  “Pro bono work among lawyers in South Dakota is
   rare so engaging law students is vital to sustaining
legal services organizations. My project has increased
   law student involvement to 51 percent and helped
   provide legal assistance to thousands of residents.”

                                          Carrie Henrichsen
                                      AmeriCorps Legal Fellow
                                              Access to Justice
                                      Vermillion, South Dakota

     The collaborative nature of funding and supporting the
     Fellows is another strength for the program, especially
     in difficult economic times. We bring together host
     organizations, public interest lawyers, law firms and
     corporate sponsors and other donors to provide Fellows
     with the resources they need and give underrepresented
     populations access to the justice system. Most Fellows
     remain in close contact with their sponsors throughout
     their terms, and many identify pro bono opportunities
     for sponsors within their projects.
     Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships
     improve access to justice by increasing the availability
     of pro bono legal services nationwide to low-income          Calling in the Recruits
     clients. It is one of the most productive and highly         For people in extreme poverty, legal representation
     regarded national service programs.                          can mean the difference between homelessness
     Supported by an AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation        or shelter, between abuse and dignity, and
     for National and Community Service, the program is           between education and hopelessness. As an
     a postgraduate opportunity to address gaps in legal          Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow,
     services through pro bono management and direct legal        Carrie Henrichsen engages law students and
     services. During 11-month fellowships, Equal Justice         attorneys by creating pro bono opportunities in
     Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows recruit volunteer law         South Dakota. Carrie recently coordinated a Family
     students and lawyers and work to narrow the justice          Law Clinic for low-income clients whose cases
     gap in health care, public benefits, affordable housing,
                                                                  had been deemed “non-urgent” and, therefore,
     lost wages, protection orders, education and other areas.
                                                                  not eligible for legal assistance. Knowing that
     The program makes a lasting impact on the communities        equal access to justice often means access to
     it serves by facilitating pro bono opportunities and         quality legal help, a team of attorneys and law
     expanding the legal resources in low-income and              students worked together to help clients escape
     underserved communities.
                                                                  domestic violence, protect their children and
     During the 2007–2008 term of service, the 35 Equal           support their families despite their economic
     Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows worked at             challenges. In a state where a relatively small
     20 legal services agencies around the country. They          percentage of lawyers participate in pro bono
     represented more than 17,000 clients on pressing legal       work, Carrie is having a transformational impact
     matters and partnered with 400 organizations to build
                                                                  on legal services in South Dakota.
     community infrastructure. They enlisted more than
                                                                  Pictured above are AmeriCorps Legal Fellows Sam Senft,
     1,600 pro bono lawyers and recruited more than               Carrie Henrichsen, Bethany Hamilton, Jorge Tormes
     2,300 law students to assist in providing legal services     and Marisol Haro.

     to low-income communities.

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                                                                      “As a seventh-generation native of New Orleans, I
                                                                       care deeply about the future of my community. Most
                                                                       of my work is devoted to enforcing the Fair Housing
                                                                       Act, reminding developers that the devastation of the
                                                                       Gulf after the hurricanes didn’t mean that they could
                                                                       ignore the needs of the poor and the disabled.”
                                                                        Morgan Williams
                                                                        Equal Justice Works Fellow
                                                                        Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center
                                                                        New Orleans, Louisiana

                                                            Providing public interest opportunities to law students
                                                            practically guarantees career-long commitments to public
                                                            service. The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program
                                                            engages law students around the country who are working
                                                            to expand the delivery of legal services to those who need
                                                            it most. Summer Corps is another AmeriCorps-funded
                                                            program that, in 2008, provided over 330 law students
                                                            with the opportunity to dedicate their summers to public
                                                            service at qualifying nonprofit and public interest legal
                                                            organizations. Members worked at hundreds of nonprofit
                                                            public service organizations in 37 states and the District of
The Other Housing Crisis                                    Columbia. They directly assisted over 18,000 individuals
                                                            and families in need of legal services, and represented more
Even before natural disasters devastated the
                                                            than 100 Equal Justice Works member law schools.
Gulf Coast, the lack of affordable housing was an
acute problem for tens of thousands of residents
                                                            Promoting the Public Service Ethic
in New Orleans. From negotiating new terms
                                                            Many students enter law school with a desire to do
with lenders to ensuring safe living conditions for
                                                            some form of public service but have those aspirations
tenants, Morgan Williams is helping to stabilize
                                                            dampened by a climate of competition among students,
neighborhoods in the areas hardest hit by the               the scarcity of public interest employers in on-campus
hurricanes and the recession, and offering hope             recruiting and a curriculum that generally has little to
to clients. He works to make sure that people               do with contemporary injustices. Some public interest-
with disabilities have places to live in post-Katrina       minded students complain after their first year of law
New Orleans. This was especially vital for “Tracy,”         school that they feel isolated and disillusioned.
a single mother of a four-year-old disabled girl.           To counter these influences, we partner with law schools
Tracy was unable to work because she had to care            to find ways to make public service a part of every law
for her daughter and was then denied housing                student’s education. In 2008, 196 law schools – including
because she didn’t have a job. Morgan brought               nearly all of the ABA accredited schools – were members
an enforcement action that secured a place for              of our organization. In recent years, many of these schools
Tracy and her daughter to live. Each day, the work          have made great strides in encouraging public service
of Morgan and other Fellows helps disadvantaged             among students, and leaders in the legal education field
clients find and retain shelter for themselves and           have helped to shape the priorities of our industry.
their families.                                             This year, the annual Equal Justice Works Conference and
Pictured above are Fellows Remy De La Peza, Julia Martin,   Career Fair set a record for attendance with 1,200 law
Morgan Williams and Andrew Sta. Ana.
                                                            students and lawyers exploring career options with leading
                                                            nonprofit organizations as well as select government agencies.

Working with Harris Interactive, we re-engineered the survey for the Equal
Justice Works Guide to Law Schools, a free interactive online resource that
describes public service opportunities, curricula and financial programs at
law schools in the United States. The result of a unique collaboration between
Equal Justice Works and participating schools, the guide fills a void in existing
commercial law school rankings. A third edition of the guide will be launched
in fall 2009.

Building National Reach
In March, we achieved a longstanding organizational goal when we
launched Equal Justice Works/West in California, our first office outside
of Washington, DC. Already, our commitment to narrowing the justice gap
in the state has resulted in supporting 130 Equal Justice Works Fellows and
85 AmeriCorps Legal Fellows. These lawyers joined nonprofit organizations
throughout the state to assist underserved communities, causes and individuals,
ranging from direct services groups to children’s rights organizations to
the American Civil Liberties Union. In the fall of 2008, 31 Equal Justice
Works Lawyers were working in legal services and advocacy organizations
in California. An additional 58 law students served in the Equal Justice
Works Summer Corps program in California, accounting for over 17 percent
of the slots in the annual program.
Equal Justice Works/West is part of a strategy to strengthen existing
programs and expand the reach of the organization’s efforts on the West
Coast. The office is still less than a year old but has seen great progress
in supporting Equal Justice Works lawyers in California through training
and coordination; providing programming for alumni, sponsors, law schools
and host organizations; and overseeing the fellowship selection process for
candidates on the West Coast.

Keeping Lawyers in the Movement
Surveys of Equal Justice Works Fellows tell us that more than three out of four
remain in public service following their fellowships. Many of them find new
streams of funding so that projects continue beyond the two-year duration of
their fellowships, and others assume leadership roles in nonprofit organizations.
The capacity to ensure a sustainable pipeline of talented and trained lawyers
involved in public service is central to our mission of mobilizing the next
generation of public interest law leaders.

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                                                                         “Do we believe as a people that all children deserve
                                                                          quality health care? I think so, and I work with
                                                                          immigrant families to ensure that they can access the
                                                                          care they need. When parents know their rights they
                                                                          can protect their children: adults’ understandable fear
                                                                          of deportation need not impact children’s health.”
                                                                           Cristina Dacchille
                                                                           Equal Justice Works Fellow
                                                                           Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston
                                                                           Boston, Massachusetts

                                                               To maintain the momentum, in the last year we began
                                                               to re-engage program alumni in the ongoing work of the
                                                               organization and initiated ongoing communications with
                                                               more than 900 former program participants around the
                                                               nation. Some alumni report that their fellowships were
                                                               the single most important influence in their professional
                                                               development – more significant than even their law school
                                                               experience – because it helped to launch their careers.
                                                               In 2008, we began to enlist the support of alumni for
Matters of Life and Health
                                                               the benefit of current Fellows by engaging more alumni
Unequal access to basic care condemns low-                     in training and resource development.
income people to unfair and unhealthy living
conditions, health disparities, and in some cases,             Reducing the Barriers to Public Service
death. Cristina Dacchille works to bring about                 Equal Justice Works has been a leading advocate for
systemic change in Massachusetts while helping                 the creation and expansion of loan repayment assistance
individual clients overcome medical and legal                  programs on law school campuses. In the past year,
challenges. One client, “Lara Gomez,” was born                 we took a leadership role in educating students and
with disabilities that required the use of a catheter          their advisors on the provisions of the College Cost
to empty her bladder. A misinformed advocate told
                                                               Reduction and Access Act.
Lara’s parents that the family would be deported               The new law has changed the landscape around loan
if they sought health insurance, a common                      repayment assistance programs and represents a major
misconception among immigrant populations. As                  breakthrough in coping with student debt. The result
a result, Lara’s parents worked two jobs each to               will be an increase in the number of students who can
pay for their daughter’s treatment, even resorting
                                                               make public service a viable career option. We have
                                                               dramatically increased our outreach work in this area
to reusing catheters. Cristina provided the Gomez
                                                               and last fall began an outreach campaign to increase
family with accurate legal information about their
                                                               awareness of the income-based repayment and public
rights and their child’s right to health insurance.
                                                               service loan forgiveness provisions of the bill among
Their fears assuaged, the Gomezes then authorized              law students and their advisors as well as public interest
Cristina to help Lara access the Children’s Medical            lawyers who may benefit from the full implementation
Security Plan to receive the medical supplies that             of the law in 2009. ++
her condition required and that she deserved.
Pictured above are Equal Justice Works Fellows Cristina
Dacchille, Neerav Kingsland, Leah Jensen, Katherine DeBriere
and Gregory Pleasants.

                                                          Assets             2008           2007
                                                   Current Assets
                                       Cash and Cash Equivalents        $1,165,589     $1,207,688
                                    Grants and Pledges Receivable        3,138,358      2,724,356
                                       Accrued Interest Receivable          33,486         30,203
Financial Position                               Prepaid Expenses
                                             Other Current Assets
and Activities                                Total Current Assets      $4,493,395     $4,061,380
                                                       Investments       8,142,242      8,500,411
Year ended June 30, 2008
                                     Property and Equipment, Net          182,727        224,460
                                                          Deposits         30,250         42,855
                                                       Total Assets    $12,848,614    $12,829,106

                               Liabilities and Net Assets
                                               Current Liabilities
                            Accounts Payable & Accrued Expenses           $222,894       $367,727
                                    Accrued Salaries and Benefits           211,687        188,931
                           Refundable Advances and Sponsorships          1,007,500        845,847
                                                  Other Liabilities        182,238        204,709
                                                   Total Liabilities    $1,624,319     $1,607,214
                                                         Net Assets
                                                      Undesignated      $5,364,385     $4,790,862
                                                         Designated      1,593,223      2,559,177
                                                  Total Unrestricted     6,957,608      7,350,039
                                             Temporarily Restricted      3,801,780      3,406,946
                                            Permanently Restricted         464,907        464,907
                                                 Total Net Assets       11,224,295     11,221,892
                                   Total Liabilities and Net Assets    $12,848,614    $12,829,106

                                                          Law Firms     $2,682,907     $2,304,594
                                                    Bar Associations        397,500       331,500
                                                        Foundations      1,170,000      1,038,879
                                                        Corporations        276,000       268,045
                                                        Other Grants     1,686,633      1,500,000
                                                      Federal Grants     1,215,677      1,125,017
                                           Annual Dinner and Events      1,837,083      1,695,405
                                                 Investment Income        (315,954)     1,162,791
                                              Membership and Dues           269,500       276,500
                                         Individuals & Other Income         300,928       242,756
                                                    Total Revenues      $9,520,274     $9,945,487

                                              Fellowships Program       $4,881,421     $4,657,885
                                              AmeriCorps Program         1,125,036      1,379,766
                                                    Katrina Project        495,026        635,901
                                                       Law School          884,969        864,178
                                                       Fundraising         850,280        947,554
                                                  Communications           366,488        251,197
                                          Management and General           914,651        889,735
                                                    Total Expenses      $9,517,871     $9,626,216
                                            Addition to Net Assets          $2,403      $319,271

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    Sponsors and Fellows

    Each year, leading law firms, corporations and            The Chicago Bar Foundation
                                                             Jarrett Knox Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services
    private foundations generously sponsor Equal             Nora Phillips Legal Assistance Foundation of
    Justice Works Fellows working across the country             Metropolitan Chicago
    on the frontlines of public interest law in the areas    Rachel Shapiro Equip for Equality
    of domestic violence, homelessness, community            CIGNA Foundation
                                                             Jessa Barnard Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
    economic development, immigration, civil rights,
                                                             Contra Costa County Bar Association
    juvenile justice, employment rights, access to health    Samantha Sepehr John F. Kennedy University Elder Law Clinic
    care, consumer fraud, environmental justice and
                                                             Crowell & Moring Foundation
    other critical issues. Sponsors of Fellows working       Kaitlin Dunne ACLU of the National Capital Area
    in the field in 2008 included:                            Kathleen Laskey-Donovan D.C. Employment Justice Center
                                                             Davis Polk & Wardwell
                                                             Heidi Altman Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
                                                             Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
     Sponsor                                                 Sarah McMorris Marcello* Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
     Fellow Host Organization
                                                             DLA Piper
    *Katrina Legal Fellow, supported with a generous         Michelle Mendez CASA of Maryland, Inc.
     matching grant from the JEHT Foundation.                Lea Weems Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
                                                             Family of Hyman Edelman
                                                             Emily Teplin Minnesota Disability Law Center
    Lexie Kuznick Urban Justice Center                       Bruce J. Ennis Foundation
    Nicole Prenoveau Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A   Jeffrey Pearlman Public Knowledge
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP                       Fannie Mae
    Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch American Gateways                  Marie Bedford Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc.
    Theodore Roethke Asian Law Caucus                        Andrew Canter Mississippi Center for Justice
    Carolyn Seugling National Center for Refugee             Bethany Yue-Ping Li Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund
       and Immigrant Children                                Morgan Williams Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center
    Jessa Wilcox The Legal Aid Society                       Fenwick & West LLP
    Arnold & Porter LLP                                      Greta Hansen ACLU of Northern California
    Talia Inlender Public Counsel                            FJC, A Foundation of Donor Advised Funds
    Natalie Nanasi Tahirih Justice Center                    Edward De Barbieri Urban Justice Center
    Carmen Maria Rey Sanctuary for Families                  Gowri Krishna Urban Justice Center
    Association of Corporate Counsel                         The Florida Bar
    Neerav Kingsland New Schools for New Orleans             Champagne Girten Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
    Reilly Morse* Mississippi Center for Justice             Leisa Morrill-Wintz Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
    Baker & McKenzie                                         Ariel Patterson Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.
    Jackie Bliss Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition   The Florida Bar Foundation
    Sam Tepperman-Gelfant Public Advocates, Inc.             Mariam Ahmedani Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc.
    Bill Brockett Public Interest Fellowship                 Cristina Casabianca Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc.
    Tracye Walker Legal Aid of Arkansas                      Sharon Caserta Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.
    Kristin M. Wenstrom Innocence Project New Orleans        Laura Chilcutt Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
                                                             Kelleen Corrigan Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
    Bingham McCutchen LLP
                                                             Katy DeBriere Florida Institutional Legal Services
    Sharon Balmer Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
                                                             Champagne Girten Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
    Linnea Forsythe Bay Area Legal Aid
                                                             Virginia Hamner Florida Institutional Legal Services
    Eunice C. Lee ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project
                                                             Steckley L. Lee Florida Institutional Legal Services
    Anjali Waikar ACLU of Massachusetts
                                                             Leisa Morrill-Wintz Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
                                                             Ariel Patterson Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.
                                                             Kira Romero-Craft Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar
                                                                 Association, Inc.

Ford & Harrison LLP                                              Greg Landis & Ann LoGerfo
Aisha C. Saeed Georgia State University College of Law           Chorisia Folkman TeamChild
Greenberg Traurig, LLP                                           Latham & Watkins LLP
Mariam Ahmedani Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc.                   Elizabeth Fischer Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
Marissa Band Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.                   Silvana Naguib Equip for Equality
Heidi Boas Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington   Summer Stech Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.
Sarah Bookbinder Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law   Ranie Thompson* Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
Rebecca Brink Health Law Advocates                               Leonard, Street and Deinard
Sharon Caserta Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.                 Emily Teplin Minnesota Disability Law Center
Dalia Castillo-Granados Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese
    of Galveston                                                 McDermott Will & Emery
Laura Chilcutt Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center                 Randi Levine Advocates for Children of New York
Jami Cornish Community Legal Services                            Lia Monahon Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts, Inc.
Kelleen Corrigan Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center               Lori Turner Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU, Inc.
Remy De La Peza Public Counsel                                   Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
Marissa Dodson Georgia Justice Project                           Frances Yeatts* Mississippi Center for Legal Services
Anya Emerson New York Legal Assistance Group
Glinnesa Gailliard Legal Aid Society of Northeastern             Morgan Miller Blair
    New York, Inc.                                               Cassandra Lopez Centro Legal de la Raza
Rachel Garland Community Legal Services of Philadelphia          Noah Zinner Bay Area Legal Aid
Champagne Girten Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.           Morgan Stanley
Adam M. Gordon Fair Share Housing Center, Inc.                   David Palmer New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Crisanne Hazen Legal Advocates for Children and Youth
                                                                 The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Dennis Hsieh Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
                                                                 Emily Berger Alliance for Children’s Rights
Veena Iyer Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
                                                                 Courtney Bolin Nash Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.
Ingrid Jean-Baptiste Support Center for Child Advocates
                                                                 Laura Daly Lawyers for Children
Jennifer Luczkowiak Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
                                                                 Kristin Link Legal Services of Northern California
Amy Mulzer The Legal Aid Society
                                                                 Alexis A. McLeod Public Law Center
Ambika Panday Greater Boston Legal Services
                                                                 Jennifer Podkul Ayuda, Inc.
Olga Porven University of Miami School of Law
                                                                 Fiza Quraishi National Center for Youth Law
Amy Reichbach ACLU of Massachusetts
                                                                 Claire Ramsey Child Care Law Center
Amy Roehl MFY Legal Services, Inc.
                                                                 Alice Rosenthal Advocates for Children of New York
Kira Romero-Craft Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar
                                                                 Hayley Upshaw Legal Services for Children
    Association, Inc.
Andrea Saenz Political Asylum/Immigration Representation         Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
    Project (PAIR)                                               Rachel Kleinberg Public Counsel
Candice Sirmon* Advocacy Center                                  Sara Pezeshkpour Kunkel Housing Rights Center
Madison Sloan* Texas Appleseed                                   Meliah Schultzman National Housing Law Project
Margaret Wakelin Equip for Equality                              Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation
Incisive Media                                                   Tomar Brown Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Maria Hernandez South Jersey Legal Services, Inc.                Maureen Foley Community Legal Aid Services
Tara Leaman Our Place, DC                                        Elizabeth Grieser Ohio State Legal Services Association
Erin Shea McCann Columbia Legal Services                         Kristen Henry Equal Justice Foundation
                                                                 Leah Rachel Jensen Community Legal Aid Services
Jenner & Block LLP
                                                                 Eugenio Mollo Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.
Jessa Barnard Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
                                                                 Andrew Neuhauser Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.
Kaye Scholer LLP                                                 Abigail Pound Pro Seniors, Inc.
Elizabeth Tossell The Children’s Law Center                      Katherine Rogers The Legal Aid Society of Columbus
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation                           Ashley Saltzman The Legal Aid Society of Columbus
Laura Chilcutt Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center                 Tracy Simmons The Legal Aid Society of Columbus
Dennis Hsieh Neighborhood Legal Services of                      Laura Sminchak Ohio State Legal Services Association
   Los Angeles County                                            Elizabeth Tull Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio
Leah Rachel Jensen Community Legal Aid Services                  Melissa Will Ohio State Legal Services Association
Laura Sminchak Ohio State Legal Services Association             Caitlin Williams Community Refugee & Immigration Services, Inc.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Edward De Barbieri Urban Justice Center
Gowri Krishna Urban Justice Center

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     Sponsors and Fellows continued

     Ohio State Bar Foundation Hurricane Katrina                   Anonymous
     Legal Relief Fund                                             Monica Ashiku South Texas Pro Bono Asylum
     Maria Luisa Mercado* Lone Star Legal Aid                          Representation Project
                                                                   Cary Brege Legal Aid of North Carolina
     Pfizer Inc
                                                                   Ingrid Brostrom Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment
     Nicholas Carlisle Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program
                                                                   Seok Choi Virginia Justice Center
     Cristina Dacchille Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston
                                                                   Allison Guttu National Advocates for Pregnant Women
     Erica Pun Legal Aid of San Mateo County
                                                                   Sarah Leberstein National Employment Law Project
     Laura Redman National Center for Law and Economic Justice
                                                                   Tiffany Mercado New Mexico Legal Aid
     Rosanna Roizin The Center for Family Representation
                                                                   Gregory Legare Pleasants Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.
     Kendra Thomas Advocacy, Inc.
                                                                   Catherine Sakimura National Center for Lesbian Rights
     Jamie Xiong Central California Legal Services
                                                                   Andrew Sta. Ana Sanctuary for Families
     Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP                           Anne Tamar-Mattis Institute for Intersex Children and the Law
     Sienna Baskin Urban Justice Center                            Phoebe Taubman A Better Balance: The Work and Family
     Alexander Saingchin Asian American Legal Defense &                Legal Center
         Education Fund
     Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Foundation
     Koert Wehberg New York Lawyers for the Public Interest                          KEY

     Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.                                          Sponsor
     Atlee Reilly Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services                         Fellow Host Organization
                                                                                    *Katrina Legal Fellow, supported with a generous
     Seattle University School of Law
                                                                                     matching grant from the JEHT Foundation.
     Erin Shea McCann Columbia Legal Services
     The Sher Family Foundation
     Margaret Kwoka Public Citizen Litigation Group
     Sony Electronics Inc.
     Kriste Draper Children’s Advocacy Institute
     Steptoe & Johnson LLP
     Lynsay Gott World Organization for Human Rights USA
     Friends & Family of Philip M. Stern
     Elizabeth Cumming Capital Appeals Project
     Derek Teaney Appalachian Center for the Economy and
         the Environment
     Sullivan & Cromwell LLP                                                        Open Society Institute
     Lexie Kuznick Urban Justice Center
     Vivian Lehrer Urban Justice Center                                             In 1997, with the support of a substantial
     Nicole Prenoveau Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
                                                                                    matching grant from the Open Society Institute,
                                                                                    the Fellowship Program was expanded to
     Rebeca Ellen Salmon Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese
        of Atlanta, Inc.                                                            encourage partnerships between law firms,
     Texas Access to Justice Foundation                                             corporations and public interest organizations.
     Jessica Alas Montgomery County Women’s Center
                                                                                    As a result, in 1998 Equal Justice Works
     Helena Coronado-Salazar Equal Justice Center, Inc.
     Ramey Ko Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.                                       Fellowships became the nation’s largest
     Jennifer Landau Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, Inc.
                                                                                    postgraduate legal fellowship program with
     Dustin Rynders Advocacy, Inc.
     David Sadegh Lone Star Legal Aid                                               86 fellows. At the end of 2008, 108 Equal
     Corinna Spencer-Scheurich Texas Civil Rights Project                           Justice Works Fellows were providing essential
     Amber VanSchuyver Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.
     Jacob Wedemeyer Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.                                legal services to underserved individuals
     Colleen Wisdom Advocacy, Inc.                                                  and communities.
     The Westchester County Bar Foundation, Inc.
     Karen Tenenbaum Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Corporation for National and Community Service

In addition to private and foundation sponsors, since 2003 Equal Justice
Works has partnered with AmeriCorps to improve access to justice by
increasing the availability of pro bono legal services. The Equal Justice
Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows working in the field in 2008 included:

Access to Justice             Louisiana Bar Foundation       Public Interest
Carrie Henrichsen             Rebekah Caruthers              Clearinghouse
Daniel Leon                   Caroline Johnson               Salena Copeland
                              Kathleen McNelis               Kelly Friscia O’Brien
Advocates for
Basic Legal Equality          Amanda Rogers                  Phyra McCandless
                                                             Yvette Saddik
Anneliese Gryta               Medical Legal
Julia Martin                  Partnership for Children       Public Law Center
Lindsey Ruschival             Sam Senft                      Rebeca Canales
Katina Werner                 Mississippi Center             Leigh Ferrin
                                                             Kristen Lara
Asian Pacific American         for Justice
Legal Center                                                 Neda Sargordan
                              Chanda Roby
Lulu Amador                   Mississippi Center             Southeast Louisiana
Nam-Pho Nguyen                for Legal Services             Legal Services
Theresa Tran                                                 Amanda Furst
                              Carole Tingle
                                                             Amanda Golob
Houston Volunteer             Mississippi Volunteer
Lawyers Program               Lawyers Project                Three Rivers Legal Services
Deyanira Silva                                               Patricia Antonucci
                              Shalanda Hudson
                                                             Deanna Coates
Legal Aid Foundation          Leigh Ann Tingle
of Los Angeles                                               Summer Griggs
                              Montana Legal                  Carolyn Jones
Gurdeep Dhaliwal              Services Association           Debra Rosenbluth
Fernando Flores               Lori Gradwell                  Jorge Tormes
Legal Aid Society             Joseph Hardgrave               Whitney Untiedt
of Columbus                   Tonya Herring
Emily Smith                   Jonathan Morgan                Volunteer Legal
                              Chuck Munson
                                                             Services Program
Legal Assistance                                             Cormac Kilgallen
of Western New York           Pro Bono Project –             Allison Stone
Alissa Baader                 New Orleans                    Porcia Thurston
Tahira Bland                  Rebecca Aledort
Bethany Hamilton              Julie Jochum
Kelly McGovern                Public Counsel
Natalie Pincus                Banafsheh Amirzadeh
                              Marisol Haro
                              Christine Khalili-Borna
                              Amrita Mallik
                              Kris Peterson

Summer Corps
In addition to the postgraduate legal fellowships, another partnership between
Equal Justice Works and AmeriCorps is Summer Corps. Each year we engage
350 law students at nonprofit legal aid organizations where they spend a summer
serving underrepresented individuals, communities and causes.

                                                               2008 ANNUAL REPORT          11
     Institutional Supporters
     Equal Justice Works acknowledges the generosity of the following institutions that made pledges
     or contributions totaling $2,500 or more during the period July 1, 2007, through December 31, 2008.

     $1,000,000 and above
     Corporation for National & Community Service
     JEHT Foundation
     Open Society Institute
     $500,000 – $999,999
     Greenberg Traurig, LLP
     $250,000 – $499,999
     Fannie Mae
     The Ford Foundation
     The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
     Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation
     Texas Access to Justice Foundation

     $100,000 – $249,999
     AIG                                        DLA Piper                                Microsoft Corporation
     Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP         The Florida Bar Foundation               Pfizer Inc
     Arnold & Porter Foundation                 Incisive Media                           Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
     Arnold & Porter LLP                        John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
     Bingham McCutchen LLP                      Latham & Watkins LLP
     $50,000 – $99,999
     Association of Corporate Counsel           Kaye Scholer LLP                         Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw
     Baker & McKenzie                           KPMG LLP                                     Pittman LLP Foundation
     Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP          Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP      Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
     The Chicago Bar Foundation                 McDermott Will & Emery                   Skadden, Arps, Slate,
     Covington & Burling LLP                    Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP                   Meagher & Flom LLP
     Davis Polk & Wardwell                      Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,                    Sutherland
     Debevoise & Plimpton LLP                       Wharton & Garrison LLP               Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
     Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP                        Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP      Williams & Connolly LLP
     Jenner & Block LLP

     $25,000 – $49,999
     Bill Brockett Public Interest Fellowship   Ford & Harrison LLP                      Sara Lee Corporation
     Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP                General Electric Company                 Seattle University School of Law
     CIGNA Foundation                           Heller Ehrman LLP                        Sidley Austin LLP
     Contra Costa County Bar Association        K&L Gates                                Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
     Crowell & Moring Foundation                Kirkland & Ellis LLP                     Steptoe & Johnson LLP
     Crowell & Moring LLP                       Mayer Brown LLP                          Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
     Danaher Corporation                        Morgan Miller Blair                      The Walt Disney Company
     Duff & Phelps, LLC                         Ohio State Bar Foundation Hurricane      The Westchester County Bar
     Bruce J. Ennis Foundation                      Katrina Legal Relief Fund               Foundation, Inc.
     Fenwick & West LLP                         Quinn Emanuel Urquhart                   WilmerHale
     Fidelity Investments                           Oliver & Hedges, LLP                 Winston & Strawn LLP
     Fish & Richardson P.C.                     Reed Smith LLP
     The Florida Bar                            Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.

     National Justice Partners                  AIG                                      Pfizer Inc
                                                Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP       Skadden, Arps, Slate,
     National Justice Partners is a
     valuable network of donors that            DLA Piper                                   Meagher & Flom LLP
     support Equal Justice Works events         Greenberg Traurig, LLP                   Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
     with a generous gift of at least           Incisive Media
     $50,000 annually.                          KPMG

$10,000 – $24,999
Alston & Bird LLP                                    Holland & Knight LLP                            Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Altria Group, Inc.                                   Howrey LLP                                      Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP                           Intel Corporation                               Nixon Peabody LLP
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP                        International Paper Company                     O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP                           Ivins, Phillips & Barker                        Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP                          Jackson Lewis LLP                               Proskauer Rose LLP
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, L.L.P.                       Johnson & Johnson                               Schering-Plough Corporation
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP                            Kilpatrick Stockton LLP                         Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Deutsche Bank Americas                               King & Spalding LLP                             Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP                                Leonard, Street and Deinard                     Southern Company
The Feinberg Group, LLP                              LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®                 Troutman Sanders LLP
FJC, A Foundation of Donor Advised Funds             Littler Mendelson, P.C.                         UPS
Fried, Frank, Harris,                                Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP             Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
    Shriver & Jacobson LLP                           Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky                 Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
General Mills, Inc.                                       and Popeo P.C.                             Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP                          Montgomery, McCracken, Walker                       & Dicker LLP
Gilbert Oshinsky LLP                                      & Rhoads, LLP                              Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
Hewlett-Packard Company                              Morgan Stanley                                  Workman Nydegger
HIRECounsel                                          Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

$5,000 – $9,999
Baker Botts L.L.P.                                   Freddie Mac                                     Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.                            Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP               PEPCO
Blank Rome LLP                                       Goldman, Sachs & Co.                            Public Welfare Foundation
Cabaniss, Johnson, Gardner,                          Hogan & Hartson LLP                             Ropes & Gray LLP
    Dumas & O’Neal LLP                               The Home Depot                                  The Sturdevant Law Firm
CIGNA Corporation                                    Hunton & Williams LLP                           Susman Godfrey LLP
Cisco Systems Inc.                                   Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC             TIAA-CREF
Clifford Chance US LLP                               Mehri & Skalet, PLLC                            White & Case LLP
The Clorox Company                                   Mitratech Holdings, Inc.

$2,500 – $4,999
Arent Fox PLLC                                       Jones Day                                       RK Auto
Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, LLP                       Klarquist Sparkman, LLP                         Socha, Perczak, Setter & Anderson, P.C.
Boston Trust & Investment                            Levick Strategic Communications                 Tucker Ellis & West
    Management Company                               Milberg LLP                                     Woodcock Washburn
The Coca-Cola Company                                Perkins Coie LLP
Girardi & Keese                                      Riddell Williams PS

Cy Pres Awards                                       Mark Chavez Chavez & Gertler LLP
We are grateful to the following                     Reed R. Kathrein Hagens Berman Sobol & Shapiro LLP
individuals and firms that provided                      formerly with Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP
cy pres awards to Equal Justice
                                                     Michael D. Mulvaney Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
Works in 2007 and 2008 to support
our work in public interest.                         Keith F. Park Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP

Equal Justice Works is grateful for every gift and fortunate to have a broad base of institutional
supporters that are too numerous to list in the space available. We make every effort to ensure
the accuracy of our donor lists. Please bring any omissions or errors to our attention.                            2008 ANNUAL REPORT          13
     Individual Supporters
     Equal Justice Works acknowledges the generosity of the following individuals who made pledges
     or contributions totaling $500 or more during the period July 1, 2007, through December 31, 2008.

     $100,000 and above
     $50,000 – $99,999

     $25,000 – $49,999
     Marc Gary                                   Kim Koopersmith                                    Friends & Family of Philip M. Stern
     James L. & Eleanor D. Henderson III         Estate of Robert H. Preiskel                       Allen P. Waxman
     Anastasia D. Kelly                          The Sher Family Foundation

     $10,000 – $24,999
     Anonymous                                   Eldon H. “Took” Crowell                            Amy W. Schulman
     Mary Rose Alexander & Timothy J. Gilfoyle   Family of Hyman Edelman                            David Stern & Tracey Hughes
     Cesar L. Alvarez                            The Honorable Sven Erik Holmes                     Helen B. Stern
     Judith Areen                                Irene McPhail                                      Beth A. Wilkinson & David Gregory
     David M. Brodsky                            Donn P. Pickett
     John P. “Sean” Coffey                       Allen and Linda Saeks Family Foundation
     $5,000 – $9,999
     Katherine Borsecnik & Gene Weil             Pamela B. Gilbert & Charles R.E. Lewis III         Marc M. Seltzer
     Mark Chandler                               Eric S. Koenig & Amy Schwartz                      James C. Sturdevant
     Stephen A. Cozen                            Carol Ann Petren
     $2,500 – $4,999
     David R. & Rozan M. Andrews                 David & Resa Eppler                                Greg Landis & Ann LoGerfo
     Peter M. & Lucy Ascoli                      Jamie S. Gorelick & Richard E. Waldhorn            William H. Pratt
     Benjamin G. Edelman                         Thomas A. Gottschalk                               Laura Stein
     Daniel B. & Toby S. Edelman                 Susan J. Hackett & Richard E. Hagerty
     Peter B. & Marian Wright Edelman            Benjamin W. Heineman Jr.

     $1,000 – $2,499
     Eugene Assaf                                Brian E. & Marcy Frosh                             Stephen & Ruth Pollak
     Eleanor Banister                            Barry Goldstein                                    Steve Rumery
     Martha Bergmark & Elliott Andalman          Jeff Graddy                                        Catherine Samuels
     Allen D. Black                              Eric H. Holder Jr.                                 Dena Sher
     John Boland & James Carroll                 Paul & Louann Igasaki                              Emily J. Spitzer
     Donald A. & Ann W. Brown                    Michael D. Jones                                   Henry D. & Paula L. Stern
     Russell J. Bruemmer                         Deborah R. Jospin                                  Thomas A. Troyer
     Monique Korn Buckles                        Ann M. Kappler                                     Mark Tushnet
     Michael G. & Linda S. Caudell-Feagan        Tom Kornbluh                                       Barbara A. Uhler
     Cait Clarke                                 Rachel Kronowitz & Mark Lewis                      The Honorable Patricia M. Wald
     Mr. & Mrs. F. David Clarke                  Karen Lash                                             & Robert L. Wald
     Keith S. & Elizabeth Parker Crow            Daryl A. Libow                                     Scott Wallace
     John W. Dyess                               Sacha Lindekens                                    The Honorable Ann Claire Williams
     Michael J. Egan III                         Paul J. Murphy                                     Mark & Alicia Wittink
     Kevin Evanich                               Lawrence S. Ottinger                               Jeffrey D. & Mary M. Zients
     Marcia Feola                                    & Cinthia H. Schuman                           Andrew T. Zovko
     Marc L. Fleischaker                         William J. Perlstein
     $500 – $999
     Michael G. Allen                            Carolyn N. Lerner & Dwight P. Bostwick             Joseph & Margot Onek
     Donald Baer                                 Seth D. Levy                                       Howard Pearl
     Janell Byrd-Chichester                      Deborah Lewis                                      Michael A. Rothenberg
     Martha M. Ertman                            Marjorie Lindblom                                  Stephen Schaetzel
     Diane Fuchs & Ron Simon                     Abbe David Lowell                                  Richard A. Schneider
     Caitlin Halligan                            Daniel K. Mayers                                   Daniel L. and Lisbeth B. Schorr
     Frank Holozubiec                            Alan Morrison                                      Wayne A. Schrader
     Donald G. Kempf Jr.                         James M. & Virginia W. Newmyer                     Susan P. Willens

                                                 Equal Justice Works is grateful for every gift and fortunate to have a broad base of individual
                                                 supporters who are too numerous to list in the space available. We make every effort to ensure
14   EQU AL JU S TI CE WORKS                     the accuracy of our donor lists. Please bring any omissions or errors to our attention.
               Anastasia D. Kelly, Chair AIG, New York, NY
               Allen P. Waxman, Vice Chair Kaye Scholer LLP, New York, NY
Board          Pamela B. Gilbert, Secretary Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP, Washington, DC
               Cesar L. Alvarez, Treasurer Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Miami, FL
of Directors   Sabrina Andrus Seattle University Law School ‘08, Washington, DC
               Ramon P. Arias Bay Area Legal Aid, Oakland, CA
               Martha Bergmark Mississippi Center for Justice, Jackson, MS
               David M. Brodsky Latham & Watkins LLP, New York, NY
               Kathleen Clyde The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law ‘08,
                   Colombus, OH
               Marc Gary Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
               James L. Henderson III Sutherland, Atlanta, GA
               The Honorable Sven E. Holmes KPMG LLP, New York, NY
               Mandy Hu New York University School of Law ‘08, Brooklyn, NY
               Kim Koopersmith Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, New York, NY
               Larry D. Kramer Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA
               Carol Ann Petren CIGNA Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
               Donn P. Pickett Bingham McCutchen LLP, San Francisco, CA
               Amy W. Schulman Pfizer Inc, New York, NY
               Marc M. Seltzer Susman Godfrey LLP, Los Angeles, CA
               Laura Stein The Clorox Company, Oakland, CA
               James C. Sturdevant The Sturdevant Law Firm, San Francisco, CA
               Jessica Sutton Boston University School of Law ‘09, Brooklyn, NY
               The Honorable David S. Tatel Washington, DC
               Stacy Tolos Emory School of Law ‘10, Atlanta, GA
               Gerald Torres The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX
               Beth A. Wilkinson Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Washington, DC
               The Honorable Ann Claire Williams U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, Chicago, IL
               Morgan Williams Tulane University School of Law ‘07, New Orleans, LA

               Sabrina Andrus Class of 2008, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA
               Malissa Barnwell-Scott Student Programs Advisor, Office of Public Service,
National           University of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, CA
               Laurie Barron Director, Feinstein Institute for Legal Service, Roger Williams University
Advisory           School of Law, Bristol, RI
               Kathleen Clyde Class of 2008, The Ohio State University – Michael E. Moritz College
Committee          of Law, Columbus, OH
               Susan Feathers Executive Director of the John and Terry Levin Center for
                   Public Service and Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA
               Annie Goldman Career Counselor, Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, LA
               Taylor Healy Class of 2010, Villanova University School of Law, Bryn Mawr, PA
               Shijuade Kadree Class of 2010, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA
               Aliza Kaplan Instructor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY
               Bridget Kenadjian Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development, William Mitchell
                   College of Law, St Paul, MN
               Marni Lennon Assistant Dean of Students, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL
               Timothy Little Former AmeriCorps Attorney, University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, MT
               Ruth Lopez Class of 2009, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
               Tim McNutt Class of 2010, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA
               Caroline Richardson Class of 2009, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
               Leslie Ross Class of 2009, Phoenix School of Law, Phoenix, AZ
               Ezra Rosser Assistant Professor, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC
               Robert Salem Clinical Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, OH
               Cristen Sargent Class of 2008, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, St. Louis, MO
               Daniel Zeno Class of 2009, University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA

                                                                                        2008 ANNUAL REPORT            15
                               David Stern Chief Executive Officer
                 Staff         Paul Igasaki Deputy Chief Executive Officer
                               Patrick Sanders Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer
                               Yvonne Wynn Executive Assistant to Deputy Chief Executive Officer
                               Equal Justice Works/West
                               Diane T. Chin Director
                               Law School Advocacy and Outreach
                               Kashyap Choksi Director, Law School Advocacy and Outreach
                               Nada El-Eryan Member Services Coordinator, Law School Advocacy and Outreach
                               Charlene Gomes Senior Program Manager, Law School Advocacy and Outreach
                               Ericka Hines Program Manager, Training and Evaluation
                               Heather Jarvis Senior Program Manager, Law School Advocacy and Outreach
                               Taryn Myers Program Coordinator, Law School Advocacy and Outreach
                               Public Interest Law Opportunities
                               Cait Clarke Director, Public Interest Law Opportunities
                               Martin Costello Program Manager, AmeriCorps
                               Eric Harsch Program Assistant, AmeriCorps
                               Coleman McMahon Senior Program Manager, AmeriCorps
                               Jennifer Tschirch Senior Program Manager, Fellowships
                               Imoni Washington Senior Program Manager, Fellowships
                               Carlyn Zaugg Program Assistant, Fellowships
                               Andy Zovko Director of Development
                               Martha Bond Regional Director of Development
                               Sarah Brooks Development Manager
                               Beth Fung Senior Grants Manager
                               Juliet Kline Development Assistant
                               Danny Reed Regional Director of Development
                               Pharelda Scott Development Assistant
                               Sarah Snik Individual Giving Manager
                               Amin Kakeh Comptroller
                               Todd Peterson Senior Manager of Technology
                               Diana Sun Staff Accountant
                               Real Thornton Senior Administrative Manager
                               James Carroll Director of Communications
                               Sarah Mahoney Communications Specialist
                               Aaron Pickering Communications Specialist

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                      Each year Equal Justice Works Lawyers collaborate with thousands of

Equal Justice Works   individuals and organizations in local communities around the nation.
                      Many of them create new streams of funding so that projects continue
Across America        beyond the two years of their fellowships. Others assume leadership
                      roles in nonprofit organizations. The exponential impact of these
                      Fellows and of all of our programs helps to ensure a sustainable
                      pipeline of lawyers engaged in public service.

                      On the Web
                      Our map represents Law School Members, Summer Corps Participants,
                      AmeriCorps Legal Fellows and Equal Justice Works Fellows in 2008.
                      Visit us online at to access an interactive
                      illustration with details on our activities in each state.
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         deserve the same access to
         justice and quality legal representation
         as more fortunate citizens.

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