Rising 2L shows commitment to Veterans, lands Equal Justice Works student membership

Rising 2L Marlee DeBolt is serving as a student member for the Equal Justice Works' Veterans Legal Corps (VLC) program this summer. DeBolt is among 100 law students, representing 60 different law schools who will help low-income and homeless veterans secure access to income, housing, employment, and health care. DeBolt is working at Neighborhood Legal Services, one of VLC's 60 host organizations. She will recieve a $1,200 educational award for her service at the end of the program.

About the Program

The VLC is an AmeriCorps program that gives law students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on legal experience. Students get to engage in community outreach and education projects, deliver presentations on veterans' rights, and build relationships with community partners in order to help strengthen support for veterans.

Law students will work across 60 host organizations and 28 states to serve the veteran community including: afforable housing and evictions, medical-legal partnerships, consumer and medical debt, family law, and more.

Learn more about Equal Justice Works' Veterans Legal Corps.

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