Marcy Wehling

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Service location Rochester, New York
  • Law school City University of New York School of Law
  • Issue area Housing/Homelessness, Public Benefits/Welfare Reform, Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2012
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Marcy worked with the Veterans Project of LawNY, which works closely with the Veterans Outreach Center, a full service organization devoted to assisting veterans and their families. LawNY provides front line legal services, including on-site legal intake. By meeting veterans in this safe space, we are able to facilitate trusting relationships and provide more accessible services, ensuring that as many veterans as possible receive the assistance they need and deserve once they have returned to civilian life. I represent veterans in a variety of civil legal matters. The project also includes conducting outreach and education to veterans and recruiting law student interns and pro bono assistance.

The difference between public interest law and other client services is that as a lawyer you don't take no for an answer. This is what I aspire to.

Marcy Wehling /
2012 Equal Justice Works Fellow

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