Zabrina Aleguire Joins EJS as Acting Legal Director

The Equal Justice Society announced that Zabrina Aleguire will join us on January 11, 2016, as Acting Legal Director to fill in for Allison Elgart who is on maternity leave. Zabrina has been Senior Staff Attorney and Education Project Director at Legal Services for Children (LSC) in San Francisco. At LSC, she defended students in expulsion hearings … Continue reading Zabrina Aleguire Joins EJS as Acting Legal Director

EJS to Receive Leading Change Diversity Award from California Bar Foundation

The California Bar Foundation (calbarfoundation.org) announced the Equal Justice Society as one of its 2015 Leading Change Diversity Award recipients. Every year the California Bar Foundation selects leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to receive the Leading Change Diversity Awards. "My deepest appreciation to the California Bar Foundation for this award," said Eva Paterson, President … Continue reading EJS to Receive Leading Change Diversity Award from California Bar Foundation

EJS welcomes Kelly McCreary, Michael Harris to our Board of Directors

Mona Tawatao, Chair of the Equal Justice Society Board of Directors, Eva Paterson, and everyone here at EJS welcome Kelly McCreary and Michael Harris as new board members. Learn more about them below. "Transforming race consciousness through the arts is a key part our mission at EJS," said Eva Paterson, President of the Equal Justice … Continue reading EJS welcomes Kelly McCreary, Michael Harris to our Board of Directors

Support the Equal Justice Society by becoming a Monthly Sustainer

Guest post from Bill Kennedy, Regional Counsel, Legal Services of Northern California. Bill is an EJS monthly sustainer. I am not by nature a religious man, but I tithe. A tithe is what we pay for that fragile glue that binds us one to another. It connotes a tangible connection between people who follow a … Continue reading Support the Equal Justice Society by becoming a Monthly Sustainer

Chris Bridges Begins Fellowship with New Leaders Council Institute, Oakland

Our Butler Koshland Fellow, Christopher Bridges, this month joined in the inaugural class of Fellows in the New Leadership Council Oakland's Leadership Institute. The institute is a selective political entrepreneurship training program that builds local teams of outstanding young professionals in 20 cities across the nation. New Leaders Council Oakland launched in 2014 and is … Continue reading Chris Bridges Begins Fellowship with New Leaders Council Institute, Oakland

Claudia Peña to Receive Award from New Leaders Council LA

Claudia Peña, Statewide Director of the California Civil Rights Coalition, will be honored by New Leaders Council Los Angeles at its annual "Heroes at Villains" event on Friday, November 7, at 6 p.m., at Villains Tavern, 1356 Palmetto St, Los Angeles. The event recognizes progressive leaders in the city who do amazing work advocating for … Continue reading Claudia Peña to Receive Award from New Leaders Council LA