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Catherine Schur

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Catherine Schur

Catherine Schur

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

The Project

Ensure that low-income service members, veterans, and their families receive advocacy, legal representation and educational services regarding the enforcement of their legal rights and benefits, both with the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as in a variety of other civil legal areas, including Consumer, Housing, Family, and Public Benefits law.  

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
This project addresses a wide variety of the needs of low-income service members, veterans, and their families. For example, we assist with VA benefits, Character of Service Determinations and Discharge Upgrades, Social Security denials, pending evictions, and consumer issues.
The Right Person For This Project
Catherine is the right person for the project because:
• She has experience as an AmeriCorps VISTA Attorney
• She has helped veterans with legal issues ranging from VA benefits appeals to parentage cases
• She is passionate about public interest work