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Center for Disability and Elder Law

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

May 21, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Application Window

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Location

  • Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Brian Stone
AmeriCorpsJD@equaljusticeworks.org

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Veterans Legal Corps AmeriCorps JD Member

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Description

The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD program provides law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,230 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating 300 hours of service to a qualifying legal project with a nonprofit program or other qualifying organization. Law students are immersed in a network of more than 80,000 AmeriCorps Members nationwide and receive invaluable experience in various legal areas.

Veterans Legal Corps law student members will improve the lives of veterans by providing legal services that enable low-income veterans to return to successful civilian life. Law student members will assist veterans with issues related to disability benefits claims, barriers to housing and employment, debt, family law, and other legal issues. Members will also assist attorneys with legal research, briefs, client outreach and intake screenings. They will serve at organizations across the country such as the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, LAF Chicago, Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, Neighborhood Legal Service of Los Angeles County and many more.

The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD program provides law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,230 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating 300 hours of service to a qualifying legal project with a nonprofit program or other qualifying organization. Law students are immersed in a network of more than 80,000 AmeriCorps Members nationwide and receive invaluable experience in various legal areas.

Veterans Legal Corps law student members will improve the lives of veterans by providing legal services that enable low-income veterans to return to successful civilian life. Law student members will assist veterans with issues related to disability benefits claims, barriers to housing and employment, debt, family law, and other legal issues. Members will also assist attorneys with legal research, briefs, client outreach and intake screenings. They will serve at organizations across the country such as the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, LAF Chicago, Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, Neighborhood Legal Service of Los Angeles County and many more.
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Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service

Education Benefits

Credential or Certification

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Current law students at accredited law schools.

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Legal Assistance, Veterans & Military Families

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Brian Stone
AmeriCorpsJD@equaljusticeworks.org

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Veterans Legal Corps AmeriCorps JD Member

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