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Scott Sloss

  • Hosted by University of Alabama School of Law
  • Sponsored by Shearman & Sterling LLP, Thomson Reuters
  • Service location Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Law school University of Alabama School of Law
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2021
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Scott (he/him/his) will serve those who served by providing direct representation and access to legal services for veterans and their families.

He will serve the more than 10,000 veterans in the Tuscaloosa County area, where the veteran homeless rate is around 10% and the unemployment rate is more than double the state average. Veterans face many legal issues including evictions, foreclosures, family law, consumer debt, discharge upgrades, and VA disability appeals claims. 

Over the course of 20 years of service in the Army, Scott served as an enlisted Infantryman and an Engineer Officer. He is guided by his faith and his passion to serve others. Scott has learned firsthand the challenges that face our Veteran community and wants to be the voice that helps them share their story. 

Fellowship Plans

Scott will engage the veteran community by attending veteran service organization meetings, local events, and hosting legal clinics in the community. He will provide direct representation to veterans in civil matters and create a network for tailored referrals. Scott will work together with the Tuscaloosa County Veteran’s Court to provide direct representation to those needing assistance in civil matters. He will also apply for grants and work with the University of Alabama, its alumni, and other organizations to secure the resources to extend this clinic beyond his Equal Justice Works Fellowship.

Media

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Military Veteran and Alabama Law Graduate Earns Equal Justice Works Fellowship

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