Eric Marfin

  • Hosted by Texas Legal Services Center
  • Service location Austin, Texas
  • Law school Notre Dame Law School
  • Issue area Consumer Rights, Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2012
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

First, many military members suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) and Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”) as a result of combat. Without proper treatment, continued service in the military can become impracticable. Eric advocated on behalf of the veteran to remove or change stigmatizing and unsubstantiated military discharge characterizations, particularly for combat veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI. Second, many financially vulnerable Texas veterans seek to alleviate financial woes by turning to short-term loans offered by payday lenders. Eric advocated on behalf of those who are victims of deceptive trade practices by predatory lenders.

Justice that is not within the reach of all cannot be blind in application to any. It is social justice that demands the corridors remain open. To that end, I strive.

Eric Marfin /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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