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Mission

The Social Justice Law Collective (SJLC) is committed to, and based on, one simple concept.  That all men, women and children have the inalienable right to be treated equally under the law, regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, or incarceration.  The member attorneys of SJLC fight for this equality by representing those who would otherwise have no voice; the 2.3 million men, women and children incarcerated in jails, prisons, and juvenile facilities across the country; the millions who, because of their membership is a particular class, are discriminated against and excluded from equal access to opportunities; and any other citizen who has been denied the civil rights to which they are entitled

SJLC currently has offices in Washington, D.C. and Kansas City, and handles cases primarily in Washington D.C., Kansas, and Florida.  SJLC’s criminal defense practice is limited to Washington D.C., however, through cooperation with local attorneys across the country, SJLC accepts civil rights cases in all fifty states.  SJLC is led by its two founding member attorneys, Joshua Glickman and Shawn Heller, who have significant experience handling major, systemic litigation involving civil rights for incarcerated individuals, housing and disability-related discrimination, criminal defense litigation, as well as impact litigation and class actions for indigent populations.

SJLC engages in all forms of advocacy in order to achieve justice for its clients, including direct and appellate litigation, legislative advocacy, administrative rule-making, and more.


Members

Joshua A. Glickman
Founding Member Attorney

Shawn A. Heller
Founding Member Attorney