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Fellowships Fellows will be working in Veterans’ Center or expand on new partnerships that have been developed to make legal services an important component of local veteran’s services. Provide direct representation to veterans and military families on issues including landlord-tenant matters, home foreclosures, VA and other government benefits, child support and other family law matters, consumer and medical debt, and the removal of barriers to employment. Work with community partner agencies, including case management staff at the VA hospitals, VA clinics, and Veterans’ Centers in the area to create protocols and facilitate referrals, as well as work with the local bar and law schools/colleges to recruit volunteers. Develop materials to publicize the project to a variety of audiences. Deliver presentations at Veterans’ Centers on legal topics of broad appeal and create educational materials to be shared with host staff statewide. Other administrative tasks related to AmeriCorps and Equal Justice Works program compliance. Attend the Equal Justice Works Annual Leadership Development Training which will take place from October 31-November 2, 2017.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Completion of National Sex Offender Public Registry check, state(s), and FBI Fingerprint criminal background checks as well as compliance with all Corporation for National and Community Service federal regulations throughout the Fellowship program. Admitted to practice in New York or recent law school graduates who have sat for the July 2017 NYS Bar examination. Will be required to have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal, organizational and negotiation skills and the ability to work as a team member. Knowledge of veterans’ benefits law and/or experience with veterans and military families is preferred. Military service or related-military background, including status as a military dependent, is also preferred.
Term: 1 year Fellowships that can be renewed for a second year.
Start Date: September 30, 2016
DEADLINE: August 21, 2017
Send cover letter describing qualifications, resume, writing sample and the name and contact information for 3 references.
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