2014 Friend of LCBH Award

From left: Samira Nazem, LCBH Pro Bono Coordinator, Katrice Hall, Cheryl Lawrence, LCBH Executive Director, Taylor Hammond, Director, Justice Entrepreneurs Project, John Norkus, and Joanna Long.

Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP)

The Friend of LCBH Award recognizes a corporation, law firm or organization that has contributed consistently and meaningfully to the Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing.

The Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP) is a unique opportunity for recent law school graduates to start their own socially conscious law firms, with the goal of expanding legal services available to low and moderate income people through developing sustainable, accessible and affordable legal practices. At a time when more people than ever are going to court without the legal help they need to navigate the legal system, JEP lawyers offer fixed fees and flexible representation options (such as unbundled, a la carte services). Through collaboration with their clients and effective use of technology, theses attorneys are able to provide clients with much needed legal resources. Their practices seek to be user-friendly and emphasize approachability and collaboration between the attorney and client.

JEP Fellows, John Norkus, Katrice Hall and Joanna Long were great partners and are now serving the community by providing affordable legal representation to tenants who do not qualify for legal aid.