This year has been one of the Equal Justice Project’s best yet. 2014 saw over 150 volunteers involved in the organisation, a successful blog entitled Cross-Examination being a source of interesting social justice analysis, over 1500 hours spent volunteering in Community Law Centres, seven pro bono projects completed for practitioners, the creation of a separate Law in Schools team and one of the most well attended events EJP has ever had: a panel discussion on Sexual Offending Law Reform with electoral candidates.
Following such a successful year, we felt that it was time to highlight the incredible work that our volunteers have been doing. The aim of this publication is to showcase the impressive work that our volunteers are undertaking and the impact that we believe EJP is having, both on campus and out in the community. Each year EJP increases in size and in its reach. This year we have developed new community relationships with the Auckland District Law Society, the Auckland Community Law Centre, local Citizens Advice Bureaus and Privacy International. We have held events with speakers such as electoral candidates from all major political parties and with successful legal practitioners including Frances Joychild QC, the Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand, Golriz Ghahraman and Theo Baker.
We are proud of EJP and the work of our volunteers. EJP continues to provide law students with the opportunity to tackle issues of equality, redress and representation for those who need it most. At our Public Interest Careers Evening some of the speakers commented that they “wished there had been something like EJP while they were at law school.” Statements like this affirm the need for such an organisation to exist for law students.
We hope you enjoy reading about EJP’s successes in 2014 as much as we enjoyed seeing them unfold.
If you are interested in getting in touch with EJP for any other reason, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.