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Employment Advocacy Project (EAP)

The Employment Advocacy Project (EAP) aims to provide legal representation to low-income Philadelphians who are unfairly denied unemployment compensation benefits.

What we do: 

We represent low-wage workers who have been unfairly denied unemployment compensation benefits.

How we do it:

We partner with Philadelphia Legal Assistance’s Public Benefits Unit to assist clients with their unemployment compensation cases. This representation is done through in-person administrative hearings in front of a referee and through written appeals to the Unemployment Compensation Review Board. Advocates conduct intakes before hearings and prep their clients for direct and cross examination.

How and when can I join:

Interested students can complete an application at the beginning of fall semester. If you have questions, please email EAP’s Managing Advocate, Lauren Kelly.

What skills will I develop:

Interviewing and intake, client counseling, trial prep, working with vulnerable clients, legal writing, legal research, oral advocacy.

The work is likely to be New York Bar eligible.