Name of Host Organization: Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
City, State: Plantation, Florida
Issue area: Veterans' Rights
Sponsors: Greenberg Traurig, LLP, The Florida Bar Foundation, The Florida Bar
Amanda is establishing a medical-legal partnership and providing legal advocacy and representation to Broward County veterans and military personnel to assist them in obtaining economic stability.
Need Addressed By Project
Florida has the third largest veteran population in the US and Broward County has the second highest veteran population in Florida, with approximately 109,450 veterans. Broward County lacks an existing free civil legal program that identifies and focuses on the unique legal needs of disabled veterans. The goal of this “Path to Economic Stability” project is to facilitate a Medical-Legal Partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist disabled veterans and military personnel in obtaining economic benefits.