EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart at White House Briefing on Judicial Nominations by Alliance for Justice

EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart and EJS Board Member Tobias Barrington Wolff, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, were among 150 leaders who went to the White House this week to share their experiences and concerns about judicial nominations with administration officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder and the president’s judicial selection team. … Continue reading EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart at White House Briefing on Judicial Nominations by Alliance for Justice

EJS Among Calif. Group Meeting with White House About Judicial Nominations

EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart is among a group of California community leaders traveling to Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 7, to meet with White House officials about the vacancy crisis in America's federal courts, including the eight "emergency" vacancies and three upcoming retirements in California. Nearly one out of every ten federal judgeships remains … Continue reading EJS Among Calif. Group Meeting with White House About Judicial Nominations

EJS Supports Reception Honoring ICDP’s First Mission to U.S.

Allison Elgart, EJS Legal Director, attended a special reception on April 24 hosted by the Consul General of Spain in San Francisco in honor of Asunta Vivó Cavaller, the Secretary-General of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty (ICDP) on the occasion of the ICDP’s first mission to the United States. The ICDP is a … Continue reading EJS Supports Reception Honoring ICDP’s First Mission to U.S.

‘Litigating Implicit Bias’ Article by Eva Paterson in Latest Issue of Poverty & Race

"Litigating Implicit Bias," an article by EJS President Eva Paterson, appears in the latest issue of Poverty & Race, a bi-monthly newsletter by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council. PRRAC is an organization that connects advocates with social scientists working on race and poverty issues and promotes a research-based advocacy strategy on structural inequality … Continue reading ‘Litigating Implicit Bias’ Article by Eva Paterson in Latest Issue of Poverty & Race

Allison Elgart Joins EJS as Supervising Attorney

The Equal Justice Society welcomes Allison Elgart as our new Supervising Attorney, effective October 4. Allison was formerly an associate in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP where she primarily focused on consumer protection and employment class action litigation. "We are delighted that Allison is joining us here at EJS," … Continue reading Allison Elgart Joins EJS as Supervising Attorney