EJS Grateful for New Donations and Pledges to the Eva Paterson Legacy Fund

The Equal Justice Society received new donations and pledges to the Eva Paterson Legacy Fund from Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, The San Francisco Foundation, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, and Kelly Dermody and Billie Mizell. EJS created the Eva Paterson Legacy Fund to honor the incredible legacy of Eva’s work andContinue reading EJS Grateful for New Donations and Pledges to the Eva Paterson Legacy Fund

Lisa Holder Named New President of the Equal Justice Society

The Equal Justice Society board of directors has appointed Lisa Holder as the organization’s new President, succeeding Eva Paterson who co-founded EJS in 2000 and served as its President for 22 years. Eva retires on August 31. Lisa starts as President on September 1. Since 2016, she has been part of EJS’s legal team asContinue reading “Lisa Holder Named New President of the Equal Justice Society”

Eva Paterson Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws from Northwestern University

Originally posted on May 10, 2022; updated on June 13, 2022. Northwestern University awarded Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson an honorary Doctor of Laws on June 13 during its 164th commencement ceremony. Sheila Bedi, clinical professor of law and director, Community Justice and Civil Rights Clinic, Pritzker School of Law, presented the degree. TheContinue reading “Eva Paterson Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws from Northwestern University”