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Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice

The Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice is a national nonprofit public-interest law center, dedicated to defending the rights of working people and their communities. When people anywhere in the US face workplace or social injustice, the Sugar Law Center and its broad network of cooperating attorneys provide representation to enforce their legal rights.

Click here for a recent article titled "Sugar Law Center Fights Back on Behalf of the Unemployed" by Tony Paris, Lead attorney of the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice.


The Debra Evenson Social Justice Writing Award:

The Debra Evenson Social Justice Writing Award will be awarded annually to a law student based on a writing competition with the topic to focus on social justice and worker's rights issues.  A panel of judges will be selecting the winning entry with a $500 cash award to be presented to the winner.  The winning article will be submitted for publication to the National Lawyers Guild Review (selection for publication is at the sole discretion of the NLG Review).

The 2013 - 2014 Writing Topic:  The Consequences Of and Challenges To The Consolidation of Corporate Ideology Over The United States Supreme Court.

Articles must be submitted by January 31, 2014 to the Sugar Law Center in Detroit.

Click here for a leaflet with the complete contest rules and regulations. 


International Commission for Labor Rights - Lawyers Around the Worlwd Fighting for Workers' Rights

The International Commission for Labor Rights, ICLR, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is based in New York, and coordinates the pro bono work of a global network of lawyers committed to advancing workers' rights through legal research, advocacy, cross-border collaboration, and the cutting-edge use of international and domestic legal mechanisms. On occasion, ICLR's legal network also responds to urgent appeals for independent reporting on gross labor rights violations.

The network was founded in 2001 at the request of more than 50 national trade unions and global federations, and the coordinating secretariat in New York was set up in 2005. The network aspires to be a resource for trade unions and workers around the world. If you are seeking assistance, please do consult the links and resources on this website before contacting us, to verify whether existing information available here might address your questions and concerns.


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