Amelia Kohli

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Service location Bath, New York
  • Law school Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Working out of LawNY’s Bath office, I’m working to provide civil legal services to local veterans. During my tenure as a Fellow, I’ll provide direct representation to veterans and their families on a range of issues, including eviction defense, VA benefits, public assistance and many others. Working in conjunction with the Bath VA Medical Center, I will also organize free legal clinics and concentrate outreach efforts in making sure that local veterans know that legal help is available.

I have always been passionate about the right of all people to have equal access to the legal system, regardless of their background or financial situation. I was inspired to become a Fellow because I have several family members who are veterans and though they were able to adjust following their periods of service, I know that many are not so lucky. Many veterans lack the support of their community and the resources to be able to navigate the challenges they face following their military service, and I wanted to do what I could to provide support and help alleviate these challenges.

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