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Danielle Bernard

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps
  • Service location Bath, New York
  • Law school University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2017
  • Program Veterans Legal Corps

The Project

Danielle’s project seeks to help low-income veterans with a wide array of civil legal issues ranging from landlord/tenant, veteran claims, social security claims, unemployment benefits, public assistance, and fair hearings.

During her Fellowship, Danielle will:

  • Hold office hours at Bath VAMC
  • Represent clients in town and village court
  • Represent clients at fair hearings
  • Represent clients at social security hearings
  • Submit VA compensation claims and appeals

I wanted to become a lawyer to help people who are not always heard and help people empower themselves. I feel that this role as an advocate helps me do both of these for clients.

Danielle Bernard /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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