April 7, 2016
Fish & Richardson Partnering with Microsoft to Sponsor Equal Justice Works Fellow
Fish is proud to announce its partnership with Microsoft Corporation to sponsor Ming Cheung as a 2020 Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellow. Cheung is one of 78 new lawyers selected from over 400 applicants for this prestigious two-year fellowship. This is the third EJW Fellow that Fish has sponsored.
Cheung, who is a recent graduate of Harvard Law School, will work for the Immigrants' Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union in San Francisco, fighting for the release of immigrant children from detention through a combination of impact ligation and direct representation. He will help detained children and their families apply for release from federal custody, with a focus on identifying the policies that contribute to unnecessary detention. He will use litigation to challenge unlawful practices to bring about the release of immigrant children nationally. Cheung will also research alternatives to federal custody, such as involving child welfare agencies at the state level.
Cheung's commitment to protecting the rights of immigrant children stems from his own experience immigrating to the United States as a child and spending several years apart from his family. His impeccable academic credentials, paired with his genuine passion for helping others, will make him an excellent advocate.
Fish is honored to partner with Equal Justice Works to mobilize the next generation of public interest leaders. At the conclusion of the fellowship period, more than 85% of Fellows remain in public service positions, continuing to pursue equal justice for underserved communities across the country.
About Equal Justice Works
Equal Justice Works is the nation's largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law.
The Fellowships program places new lawyers in two-year assignments at nonprofit public interest organizations where they implement projects to meet community needs. 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. For more information, visit: www.equaljusticeworks.org.
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