Nathaniel Koppel

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Service location Jamestown, New York
  • Law school University of Illinois College of Law
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Chautauqua County, in southwestern New York, has many thousands of veterans around the area—from the Second World War to the recently separated and the currently serving. Unfortunately, inadequate housing, poverty, educational issues, and access to representation and legal services (e.g. for wills and powers of attorney) are longstanding problems that a targeted approach to solving information and awareness issues can mitigate and solve.

Service to one’s nation is one of the highest callings possible, and with knowledge and appreciation of the efforts of veterans—like my grandparents, in the Second World War era and my uncle, who was a Marine—I want to be able to help assist them with what I learned in law school and beyond.

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