2012 AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, Roy Christopher Denny
Roy Christopher Denny
Name of Host Organization: Legal Aid Society of Louisville, KY
City, State: Louisville, Kentucky
Issue area: Veterans' Rights
I will work with Legal Aid and the Jefferson County Veterans Treatment Court in developing an ongoing partnership to better serve the needs of our nation's veterans. Veterans Treatment Courts can address the unique needs of veterans who have entered the criminal justice system. As an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, I will provide civil legal services to defendants in Veterans Treatment Court that will help them comply with a court ordered diversion program and obtain sustained economic and social stability. I will assist Legal Aid in providing civil legal services to the general veteran population through its established Kentucky Corps of Advocates for Veterans.
Surviving law school:
I survived law school with the support of my wife, family, and friends. I worked for our local Legal Aid office throughout school, which gave me a unique insight and focus on public service law.
Kentucky Lawyers Speak - This book contains brief biographies of many prominent Kentucky lawyers from the "Greatest Generation." The stories told have given me perspective on the importance of my chosen profession.