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Jenna Goldberg

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Jenna Goldberg

Jenna Goldberg

Name of Host Organization: National Veterans Legal Services Program
City, State: Washington, District of Columbia
Issue area: Veterans' Rights
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, National Veterans Legal Services Program

The Project

Provide pro bono legal help with disability issues to veterans from all eras through a network of volunteer attorneys.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
Assisting veterans in obtaining discharge upgrades of less than honorable discharges and help these veterans access benefits and services they had been denied. Assisting veterans who were wrongfully discharged for personality disorder or adjustment disorder.
The Right Person For This Project

Jenna is the right person for the project because:

• She went to law school knowing she wanted to work in the public interest field

• Her internship at the Legal Aid of North Carolina Durham's Veterans Unit helped open her eyes to how rewarding and important veterans' law is

• She is committed to making an impact in veterans' lives