Gerard Murphy

The Project

Gerard was responsible for expanding the work of LAFLA’s Veterans Justice Center by providing direct legal services to veterans involving such issues as government benefits, employment matters, unemployment benefits, child support, and VA benefits; performing community outreach and staffing clinics; and identifying and managing cases for pro bono placement.

The Project

Assist low-income veterans with housing needs. Many low-income veterans struggle to maintain stable and affordable housing. Through community education, the project empowers veterans to exercise their rights as tenants. The project also helps veterans who are facing eviction through representation in unlawful detainer actions.

The Project

Rhandy assisted low income Veterans and their immediate family with various civil legal issues. Rhandy provided access to the legal system for Veterans who are experiencing economic hardship.

 

The Project

This project aims to remove barriers to employment by providing assistance with criminal record change.

This project provides legal assistance for low-income individuals who are already facing challenges to obtaining work to remove some of the obstacles that stand in their way. We provide information on the employment process, which includes background and credit checks, and the kind of information a prospective employer can obtain about an applicant. In addition to providing record change assistance and advice, we provide help with driver’s license reinstatement and professional licenses.

The Project

Dadinirt provided free legal assistance to low income veterans.

The project addressed the large homeless veteran population in Los Angeles by helping veterans get back on their feet through legal assistance. We help veterans obtain VA benefits or other government benefits to help them get on their feet and off of the streets. We also help veterans by removing barriers to employment such as upgrading discharge records or clearing criminal records so they may obtain jobs and become self reliant.

 

The Project

Help veterans stabilize their lives, restore their dignity, and improve their health through securing veteran status, disability benefits, pension and access to VA healthcare.

The veteran population is underserved. By providing veterans with direct representation on Veterans Benefits and Discharge Upgrade claims, staffing legal clinics, and identifying and managing cases for pro bono placement, more veterans will have access to the legal help they need.

 

The Project

Maureen organized legal clinics in rural and isolated veteran communities in California without access to legal services. The Justice Bus Project seeks to connect rural communities with the legal services they so desperately need.

 

The Project

Louis provided legal assistance and representation to obtain and maintain economic security for veterans and their families. This project focuses on substantially improving a veteran’s likelihood in obtaining VA benefits.

 

The Project

Mai worked with legal service providers and community based organizations statewide to identify legal needs that exist in rural and isolated communities and leverage volunteers to help organizations serve low-income Californians in need. This project addressed the need for free legal assistance to isolated and rural low-income communities.

What’s Next?

Now that Mai has completed her Fellowship, she is a staff attorney at OneJustice, where she organizes free legal clinics for isolated and rural low-income communities in California through the Justice Bus Project.

 

I believe that access to legal assistance should be available to everyone, not just those who can afford it.

Mai Nguyen /
2016 Equal Justice Works Fellow