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Ellen Rheaume

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Ellen Rheaume

Ellen Rheaume

Name of Host Organization: LAF
City, State: Chicago, Illinois
Issue area: Veterans' Rights
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, LAF

The Project

Help low-income veterans obtain the veterans benefits and other public benefits to which they are entitled. Assist veterans with other legal matters in the areas of family law, housing law, education law, and criminal records.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
Improving the financial stability of poor veterans in Cook County.
The Right Person For This Project
Ellen is the right person for this project because:
• She has dedicated her legal practice to representing low-income clients in criminal appeals, capital habeas proceedings, criminal records work, and special education rights cases
• She has extensively researched and worked with many clients dealing with poverty, trauma, mental illness, physical and intellectual disabilities, and discrimination