Posted on July 10, 2013 by Deb Freeman
Over the next three years, Veterans Legal Corps Fellows and law students will provide legal assistance to low-income and homeless veterans with issues related to disability benefits claims, barriers to housing and employment, debt, family law, and other legal issues. Fellows will serve at organizations across the country such as Inner City Law Center in Los Angeles, California; Legal Aid Society of Cleveland in Ohio; Land of Lincoln Assistance Foundation in Champaign, Illinois; Legal Assistance of Western New York in Jamestown, New York; and the University of Miami Schoolof Law in Florida.
The first class of Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps Fellows will begin their service in August and September and serve for one year with the likelihood of renewal for an additional year. Lawyers interested in becoming a Veterans Legal Corps Fellow can visit the Equal Justice Works website for host site locations and available positions. Equal Justice Works will continue to post more fellowship positions through the end of July as they become open. Applicants should check the website regularly.
Law students interested in becoming part of the Veterans Legal Corps should apply directly with legal aid organizations and veteran treatment courts. Once you have secured a placement serving veterans, you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for an AmeriCorps education award for your work. A list of organizations serving veterans can be found on the Equal Justice Works website.
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