Condon begins service on Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee

July 2, 2019 – Michelle Mensore Condon, who directs the pro bono program at the Charleston School of Law, recently was selected and began a two-year term on the National Advisory Committee for Equal Justice Works.Michelle Condon headshot

Founded by law students in 1986, Equal Justice Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, legal services organizations, and supporters to promote a lifelong commitment to public service and equal justice.

“The Charleston School of Law has greatly benefitted from the opportunities Equal Justice Works provides to our students and alumni, and I am honored and energized to become more involved with this leading public service organization,” Condon said.

“The Charleston School of Law is excited to have Michelle Condon selected for membership on this highly prestigious board. Equal Justice Works is a high impact organization whose mission closely coincides with that of our law school and of our motto – “pro bono populi” (“for the good of people”). Importantly, Michelle has spent her entire professional career making a profound impact on the lives of individuals and communities. So her participation on this high impact national advisory board is a perfect match,” Dean Andy Abrams said.

Condon who received a law degree from Washington & Lee University, a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, joined the Charleston School of Law in 2006.

She previously served as the first public information director for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. She also practiced law as a West Virginia assistant attorney general and at Jackson Kelly, PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia. Her practice focused on constitutional law issues, including media law, as well as employment law and healthcare law. She has taught media law courses for 19 years and teaches media law courses as an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law. She has been active in public service efforts in South Carolina, including serving on the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission and the board of South Carolina Legal Services.

More biographical information on Condon can be found here.

Condon’s term on the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee runs from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021. More information on Equal Justice Works can be found here.