E. Alex Espinoza

  • Hosted by Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc.
  • Service location Champaign, Illinois
  • Law school University of Illinois College of Law
  • Issue area Consumer Rights, Housing/Homelessness, Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

E. Alex Espinoza provided legal assistance to Veterans who are homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless and with income eligible military families on issues including landlord tenant matters, home foreclosures, problems with health and disability benefits, child support and other family law matters, consumer and medical debt, drivers’ license reinstatement, and expungement/sealing of criminal records.

The Veterans Legal Corps project is highly important, as it reflects what we value as a nation. In the military, we live by the code of never leaving a fallen comrade. In every generation since and before 9/11, our veterans have stood up to serve when no one else could or dared to: They faced danger and privation in our name, and received very little in comparison, thus embodying America. We as a nation must also subscribe to this creed to leave no veteran behind; otherwise, we also leave behind our values as a people, making all of our collective sacrifices and accomplishments meaningless.

As an Iraq War veteran, military officer, and second-generation American born overseas, I have the responsibility to ensure that no veteran is left behind after completing their service.

E. Alex Espinoza /
Equal Justice Works 2014 Fellow

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