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Jonathan Glover

  • Hosted by Stetson University College of Law Veterans Advocacy Clinic
  • Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP, The Florida Bar Foundation
  • Service location Gulfport, Florida
  • Law school Stetson University College of Law
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2019
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Jonathan will create, coordinate, and manage a veterans outreach program in the Tampa Bay Area in order to assist and educate veterans and their dependents on the process and requirements for removing barriers to benefits by providing pro bono legal aid services to remove those barriers enabling them to receive the benefits that were earned and deserved.

Florida is home to about 1.6 million veterans ranking third in the nation with Tampa Bay having the largest veteran population in the state. Unfortunately, many veterans do not receive the benefits they deserve because of errors by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in handling their claim or because the veterans are uneducated about what they are entitled to and the process to obtain it. As a result, these veterans are often destitute, homeless, and without necessary medical care which creates a burden on the veteran, their family, and society as a whole. The implementation of community outreach, education, and assistance will be a huge step in assisting this vulnerable and deserving group of American Heroes in getting their benefits. There is a saying in the Army, never leave a fallen comrade, and these veterans who are sick, poor, and homeless are fallen and need the Veterans Law Institute’s help.

Jon has dedicated his life to serving the veteran community and this country. He brings with him the professional and legal experience necessary to conduct the outreach, education, and representation to make a positive impact on the veterans he represents and the community as a whole.

Fellowship Plans

After becoming an accredited attorney with the VA, Jon will represent veteran clients in appeals of denial of benefits at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He also plans to create a referral network for veterans and a resource guide. Jon will focus on educating law students and veterans alike about veteran’s legal rights as well as the services and benefits that are available.

I am a 100% disabled combat veteran who served two deployments for a total of twenty months in Afghanistan where I was a leader of Soldiers that performed hundreds of combat operations.

Jon Glover /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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