Kerry Porter

  • Hosted by Veterans Law Clinic, Widener University School of Law
  • Service location Wilmington
  • Law school Widener University Commonwealth Law School
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2013
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

The Veterans Law Clinic provides legal advocacy and representation to low-income and/or disabled military veterans and their families in the Delaware and Pennsylvania areas who are seeking benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to direct representation and advice for compensation claims, we are organizing and participating in community outreach to better understand the needs of veterans in our area and expanding the legal services we provide.

The Inspiration

Why is this Project Important

My interest in veteran affairs has developed over a long period of time. My mother has worked for the VA hospital for 40 years, my sister worked as a registered nurse at the VA hospital, and some of my close friends and extended family members have served overseas. The experiences they have shared, paired with my legal education and previous experience as a student intern in the Veterans Law Clinic, have left a lasting impression on me and a heightened interest in this area of law.

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