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Joseph Gesley

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Joseph Gesley

Joseph Gesley

Name of Host Organization: Legal Services of Northern Virginia
City, State: Fairfax, Virginia
Issue area: Veterans' Rights
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, Legal Services of Northern Virginia

The Project

Providing civil legal aid to indigent veterans.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
Veterans who are indigent, disabled, or elderly are often unable to secure legal representation, leading many of them to lose important rights and benefits. This project provides free legal services to veterans in the areas of family, consumer, housing, elder, and public benefits law.
The Right Person For This Project

Joseph is the right person for the project because:
• As a veteran himself, he understand many of the needs of the veterans' community
• His legal background has prepared him to represent veterans in the multiple areas of law that many veterans have issues with