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Joshua Solomon

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Joshua Solomon

Joshua Solomon

Name of Host Organization: Legal Assistance of Western New York
City, State: Geneva, New York
Issue area: Veterans' Rights
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, Legal Assistance of Western New York

The Project

Provide civil legal aid to low-income veterans in a variety of areas, including housing, child support, consumer protection, and public benefits matters.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
This project assists veterans by providing extensive service on complex cases within the office's priority areas, including staffing a medical-legal partnership at the VA Hospital in Canandaigua, NY, and helping run a legal hotline to provide legal information to veterans in matters that are not covered by our office.
The Right Person For This Project
Joshua is the right person for the project because:
• He has an immense respect for the service that our nation's veterans have provided to our country
• He wants to address the issues that vulnerable veterans face unattended
• His background in a variety of public interest work makes him the right person to provide the help that is needed