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Ariel N. Oliver

  • Hosted by Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps
  • Service location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Law school University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Veterans Legal Corps

The Project

Ariel provides legal services touching a variety of issues to address the unique needs and challenges faced by veterans, active duty service members, and their families. These issues include landlord tenant matters, home foreclosures, issues with health and disability benefits, family law matters, consumer and medical debt, drivers’ license reinstatement, and expungement/sealing of criminal records issues. Her goal is to help keep veterans in their homes, keep military families together, protect and secure income for veterans, and help resolve debt issues

In order to meet her project goals, Ariel liaises with community partner agencies, including case management staff at the VA hospitals, VA clinics, and Veterans’ Service Organizations in the Pittsburgh area to create protocols and facilitate referrals. She creates and coordinates referrals of veterans to program partners. Additionally, she conducts community outreach and advocacy activities to identify and address outstanding needs within Pittsburgh’s veterans’ community. Activities thus far have included developing materials to inform multiple audiences of NLSA’s legal services, and delivering “Legal Literacy” presentations at veteran outreach events on legal topics of broad appeal.

Media

7 Things Every Public Interest Lawyer Should Know About Working with Veterans

Driven by public interest, I consider it a great service and honor to serve those who served our country

Ariel N. Oliver /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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