We are pleased to highlight Equal Justice Works’ campaign to recruit applicants for the AmeriCorps JD program. A guest post with application instructions (apply before April 15th!) and brief description of the program are below, along with a testimonial from Jennifer Aronson, an Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow.
Law students can give back to our nation’s veterans! AmeriCorps JD, an Equal Justice Works program, provides funding for law students who dedicate 300 hours of service to a qualifying legal project with legal aid organizations, Veterans’ law clinics, Veterans Treatment Courts, and state or local government agencies. What impact can you make as an AmeriCorps JD member?
While we can list the benefits of being a member of AmeriCorps JD, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, Jennifer Aronson, is the best person to demonstrate how pro bono work can make a difference in veterans’ lives. Here’s a special video message from Jennifer, who helped a homeless, Vietnam veteran with cancer write his will:
Like Jennifer, you can provide legal aid to support veterans! Consider applying to the AmeriCorps JD program by April 15, 2014.To be eligible, you must be enrolled in law school at the time your service begins, agree to criminal background checks, not receive more than $4,300 in outside funding for their project, and not have served more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member.
Visit our site for more information and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of America’s returning military members! Complete an application in the Student Application Manager (SAM) by April 15. A step-by-step guide can be found on the AmeriCorps JD application page.