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Veterans Legal Corps

Veterans often face complex and intertwined legal problems, many of which stem from physical and mental injuries sustained during military service.

When these legal problems go unresolved, they can multiply over time, creating insurmountable barriers to successful civilian life.

The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps (VLC) provides legal services that enable low-income and homeless veterans and their families to stabilize, recover, and rebuild their lives. VLC Fellows are hosted at legal services organizations across the country where they work to:

  • Provide legal representation and assistance to veterans and their families on issues related to housing, employment, consumer and medical debt, government benefits, child support, and other family law matters
  • Build relationships with community partners, including staff at the VA hospitals, clinics, and veterans centers, as well as work with law schools
  • Deliver presentations on veterans’ rights and benefits, and create educational tools and resources that can be shared across their host organization and with community partners

VLC is an AmeriCorps National program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. VLC Fellows receive an annual living allowance, as well as financial support for housing, student loan repayment, other permissible reimbursable living expenses, health insurance and other benefits. Additionally, Fellows are entitled to a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program.

You can find a list of organizations currently hosting VLC Fellows below. If interested in serving as a student member, please visit this page

Contact Selena Hunn at vetslegalcorps@equaljusticeworks.org to learn more.

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Program Host Organizations

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Programs
  • Veterans Legal Corps

The Veterans Consortium

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA / Washington

Programs
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Veterans Legal Corps

LAF

ILLINOIS / Chicago

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Veterans Legal Corps

Three Rivers Legal Services

FLORIDA / Gainesville

Programs
  • Veterans Legal Corps

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

NEW YORK / White Plains

Programs
  • Veterans Legal Corps

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

CALIFORNIA / Los Angeles

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Veterans Legal Corps

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