Michelle A. Miller

  • Hosted by Northwest Justice Project
  • Service location Washington
  • Law school Seattle University School of Law
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

My work builds upon Northwest Justice Project’s existing, Seattle-based Veterans Project. I will be the first attorney doing full-time, free civil legal aid for homeless and at-risk veterans in four counties between Seattle and the Canadian border. My work will also bring specific focus to reaching women veterans, whose distinct experiences and perspectives deserve specialized outreach and advocacy. I will empower these underserved populations of veterans by focusing on direct assistance and representation; recruiting, training, and supporting pro bono attorneys; developing training materials; and developing walk-in, community-based clinics.

A broader goal during the course of this Fellowship is to facilitate the set-up of a Veterans Treatment Court in Snohomish County that will fit the needs of the veterans and the community. The end goal in serving these veterans with their civil legal needs is to help them overcome barriers to housing, employment, education, etc. so that each of their lives can be more stable, and they can become self-sufficient, contributing members of our society.

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