The New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA) and New Orleans Bar Foundation (NOBF) created the prestigious Veterans Justice Fellowship to serve the unaddressed civil legal needs that adversely impact the lives of the 25% of New Orleans area veterans who are low-income. A recent survey of veterans found that five of their top ten overall unmet needs needed the help of a lawyer 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 created the Veterans Justice Fellowship. The Fellow serves veterans as a Southeast La. Legal Services lawyer, embedded in the new VA hospital, who partners with community service providers who serve veterans. Our Fellow improves the health, safety, and stability of veterans by providing life changing civil legal help.
The NOBA Veterans Justice Fellowship fights for veterans as they once fought for us. Support veterans by making a donation to 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 together, we “Leave No Veteran Behind”.
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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.