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Richard Morris

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Richard Morris

Richard Morris

Name of Host Organization: Legal Aid of West Virginia
City, State: Morgantown, West Virginia
Issue area: Veterans' Rights
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, Legal Aid of West Virginia

The Project

Assist and represent low-income veterans with their civil legal issues.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
The project addresses low income veterans, and family members of veterans to provide services in areas such as domestic law, estate planning, social security, and public benefits.
The Right Person For This Project
Richard is the right person for the project because:
• Given his experience in working with vulnerable populations, he is able to better understand the difficulties facing clients
• He is passionate about helping people, and making his community stronger
• He knew that being an attorney meant being an advocate for those who truly needed one