The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a high-impact national veterans service organization based in Washington DC. Our mission is to ensure that the government delivers to our nation’s 22 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled due to the disabilities that resulted from their military service. NVLSP’s Lawyers Serving Warriors® (“LSW”) program provides free legal representation, through a nationwide pro bono network of private law firms and corporate legal departments, to disabled active duty personnel and veterans and their families. LSW has assisted more than 1,600 disabled veterans through its pro bono network.

NVLSP seeks an applicant to sponsor for a 2019 Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowship. Previous NVLSP fellows have focused on assisting survivors of military sexual trauma, filing mandamus petitions in cases unduly delayed at the Board of Veterans Appeals, and developing a national medical legal partnership to assist veterans seeking medical retirement or discharge upgrades at the Board for Correction of Military Records.

The fellowship is targeted to candidates who are law students entering their third year or recent graduates completing a judicial clerkship in the summer of 2019. The fellowship would start in the fall of 2019 and continue for two years. Experienced LSW veterans’ benefits attorneys will work closely with the fellow, providing guidance and support.

The proposal must be submitted to EJW by mid-September, 2018. We encourage immediate submission of applications to NVLSP.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of 3 references to Rochelle Bobroff, Director of Pro Bono Via e-mail: Rochelle@nvlsp.org

If accepted by EJW, the funding would be in accordance with their program. Frequently asked questions regarding the fellowship can be accessed here