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We’re not going to litigate our way out of our current crisis. But throwing our hands up won’t get us anywhere either. It’s going to take deep, hard organizing work—a true movement dedicated to real justice, within and outside of our legal system. Will you join us?

About Us

The People’s Parity Project is made up of law students and attorneys organizing nationwide to end how the legal profession—and the law itself—enables injustice.

We are committed to demystifying and dismantling the coercive legal tools that allow the powerful to get away with violating workers’ rights, ripping off consumers, and shielding corporations and the courts from accountability.

KNOWLEDGE

Collect information about how the legal system enables injustice to educate our communities.

SOLUTIONS

Identify and implement best practices to improve how we address pervasive problems.

POWER

Use our collective voice in the legal profession to make the law work for everyone, not just the powerful.

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Announcing the Inaugural Cohort of PPP Leadership Fellows

Announcing the Inaugural Cohort of PPP Leadership Fellows

The legal profession has long been captured by corporate interests. As a result, we have a legal system built to serve those same interests, rather than the everyday people most in need of justice. This corporate capture begins as soon as law students arrive on...

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Register Now: 2022 Convening

Register Now: 2022 Convening

This summer, law students, attorneys, and legal advocates from around the country are joining together to unf*ck the law. From July 8-10, 2022, People’s Parity Project (PPP) will convene our progressive community for three days of policy deep dives, skills trainings,...

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PPP Book Club: Allow Me to Retort by Elie Mystal

PPP Book Club: Allow Me to Retort by Elie Mystal

Join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. ET from June 8 to July 6 for a shared reading of Elie Mystal's Allow Me to Retort. Looking for a way to stay engaged with fellow progressive lawyers and law students? Join us for our book club! For our first book, we will be...

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On the Air: Re-rigging the Justice System in Favor of Equity

On the Air: Re-rigging the Justice System in Favor of Equity

PPP's own Tristin Brown and Steve Kennedy appeared on the Hartford Times podcast to discuss re-rigging the justice system in favor of equity. PPP's @trisquire and @skennedy2504 chatted state courts on "Make Change Happen with Steven Hernández" — check it out!...

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In the News: Pro Bono Is Broken

In the News: Pro Bono Is Broken

PPP's own Steve Kennedy writes for Balls & Strikes: For firms, highlighting their pro bono work burnishes their reputations with current and prospective clients, and helps recruit lawyers and law students who hope to serve their communities while still bringing...

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People’s Parity Project: Lawyers Are Destroying Our Country

People’s Parity Project: Lawyers Are Destroying Our Country

If you've been following our work here at PPP, you probably knew that Roe v. Wade was never going to make it through the summer, but actually reading the leaked opinion last night was still shockingly, horrifyingly awful. Real people—largely Black, brown, and...

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Today @GovKathyHochul committed to nominating a Chief Judge for #TheCourtNYDeserves. Our coalition of 135+ organizations agrees. We need a Chief Judge with a history of defending all New Yorkers' rights. Here's what that means. 🧵 https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-the-chief-judge-new-york-state-deserves-20221123-k65ukkzzajf57cxb6graeyvtse-story.html

It wasn't just control of the House and Senate on the ballot last week; the elections also had big consequences for state supreme courts nationwide.

What all happened? Our State Courts Manager, @BillyCorriher, breaks it down for @GOVERNING:

https://www.governing.com/now/triumphs-and-setbacks-in-efforts-to-reshape-state-supreme-courts

BREAKING: 48K University of Calfornia TAs, postdocs & other student workers just walked off the job.

It's the largest strike in the US since 2019.

Many UC workers earn < $24k/yr. A PhD student I spoke to said they donate blood plasma to make ends meet.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/11/14/university-california-strike-academic-workers-union/

Unfortunately, we are required to postpone today's event on what comes next in the fight for federal court reform. We look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled event soon!

🚨 Some news! 🚨

We're thrilled to have @BillyCorriher joining us to lead our work to build state courts that work for people, not corporate profits.

Please join us in welcoming him on his first day!

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