We are pleased to highlight Equal Justice Works’ campaign to recruit applicants for the AmeriCorps JD program. A guest post with application instructions (apply by May 2nd!) and a brief description of the program is below, along with a testimonial from L.G Corder, a US Army Veteran and Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow.
Law students: are you interested in public interest opportunity this summer where you can make a real impact in the lives of our nation’s Veterans?
Equal Justice Works’ program, AmeriCorps JD, is looking for law students to provide legal service to Veterans. Eligible law students must 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. The deadline for applications is May 2nd, and the 300 hours of service must be completed by Aug. 31, 2014.
You may be asking, how can I give back to Veterans as an AmeriCorps JD member? Well here’s a special video message from L.G. Corder, a US Army veteran who is currently in his second year of his Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship and provides legal services to low-income veterans:
If you’re inspired by LG’s story, and want to become a AmeriCorps JD member, don’t delay in applying today!
To be eligible, you must be currently 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.