Thursday, October 24, 2013

Public Interest Opportunity of the Week – Texas Access for Justice Foundation

Since 1999, TAJF has provided funding for Equal Justice Works Fellowships at TAJF grantee sites. We recently learned that Equal Justice Works applicant pool for the 2014-16 Class has very few applicants with TAJF grantees as the host organization. Additionally, all current applicants are clustered in one part of the state. While TAJF has made no decision regarding any current applicant, it is rare that we fund multiple fellows in a city. [Read: They are looking for projects focusing on communities outside of Houston].

Equal Justice Works is re-opening the competition exclusively for TAJF grantees, and we strongly encourage you to consider applying. The new deadline for Fellowship applications is December 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.  You can find more information on the program and the application below. 

If you would like to see the types of projects that TAJF-funded EJW fellows have undertaken in the past, please take a look at TAJF EJW Fellows Booklet. If you would like to speak with TAJF staff about the project, contact Lisa Melton at or (512) 320-0099, ext. 330.

Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. Depending on funding, Equal Justice Works is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.