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. The Chicago Bar Foundation has sponsored Equal Justice Works fellowships since 1999. Our grant funds are leveraged with matching funds from Equal Justice Works that fully fund each fellowship.
Watch this Equal Justice Works video highlighting a CBF-sponsored Equal Justice Works Fellow describing her innovative project.