About 25% of veterans in the New Orleans are low-income with a range of unaddressed civil legal needs adversely impacting their lives. A recent survey of veterans found that five of their top ten overall unmet needs had a legal solution in the areas of housing law, consumer issues, discharge upgrades, child support, and removal of legal barriers to employment. To address the civil justice gap confronting area veterans, we have created the Veteran’s Justice Fellowship. The Fellowship will serve veterans through a staff attorney located at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS). The Fellow will partner with community providers such as the new VA Hospital and the Bastion, a low-income housing complex opening soon for veterans. Our Fellowship will improve the health, safety, and stability of veterans by providing life changing civil legal help.
The NOBA Veterans Justice Fellowship will help us fight for veterans as they once fought for us. Won’t you support us by making a donation to help fund this Fellowship? In virtually every branch of the military there is the Soldier’s Creed of: “Leave No Man Behind”. Help fund this Veterans Fellowship so we “Leave No Veteran Behind”.
Join NOBA and NOBF bar leaders by supporting our Public Interest Law Fellowship.
Or To Send a Check:
Tax deductible donations by check may be sent to the New Orleans Bar Foundation, 650 Poydras St., Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130. Contact Helena Henderson for information about the Fellowship or about how to make a donation.