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John Austin

  • Hosted by Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps
  • Service location Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Law school University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Veterans Legal Corps

The Project

John’s Fellowship seeks to address any civil legal issue that impacts the veteran community in the state of Oklahoma. These issues include housing, family law, bankruptcy, consumer protection, veteran’s benefits, and other various issues that affect the livelihood of these selfless individuals. He also aims to assist the most underserved members of the more than 300,000 veterans who currently reside in Oklahoma.

Fellowship Plans

As a Fellow, John will:

  • Facilitate a legal clinic for veterans at the VA Medical Center located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Facilitate a legal clinic for veterans at the Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation located in Norman, Oklahoma
  • Recruit law students at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, the University of Tulsa College of Law, and the Oklahoma City University School of Law to assist veterans with the application process for legal services
  • Create advertisements to be placed online and in traditional print publications in order to inform members of the public about the legal services currently available to veterans in Oklahoma

The opportunity to provide legal representation to the brave men and women who have placed their lives on the line for my freedom is one that I certainly do not take for granted. I also have a genuine passion for this work as I enjoy helping others in need. Further, representing the Veteran community in Oklahoma is particularly meaningful to me because of my family’s extensive history of military service.

John Austin /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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