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Oliver Mushtare

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Oliver Mushtare

Oliver Mushtare

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

The Project

Provide free legal assistance to income eligible veterans, active duty service members, and their families on civil legal matters.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
This project serves veterans, service members, and their families on a wide variety of matters. This includes everything from public benefits to custody and support matters to landlord/tenant problems. It also includes issues specific to military members, such as service-connected disability compensation and discharge upgrades.
The Right Person For This Project
Oliver is the right person for the project because:
• The issues faced by veterans hit close to home, since members of his immediate family have served and continue to serve in the U.S. Army
• His interactions with them, as well as the other men and women in uniform he's met over the years, have given him perspective on issues that affect their lives
• He bears those experiences in mind when he advocates on their behalf