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July 23, 2019

Job Title:  Legal Internship

Position Type: Fall Semester

Practice Areas: Human Rights, Non-Profit, Veterans

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a high-impact nonprofit national veterans service organization based in Washington, DC. Established in 1981, 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. To this end, NVLSP and its attorneys provide free legal representation to veterans and surviving family members before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) and other federal courts, the Board of Veterans' Appeals, and VA regional offices. NVLSP often serves as amicus or lead counsel in impact litigation throughout the United States. NVLSP’s impact litigation alone has resulted in payment of more than $5.2 billion in benefits to more than 100,000 veterans and their survivors. In addition, NVLSP trains hundreds of other lawyer and non-lawyer advocates in veterans/military law and publishes advocacy materials to assist these advocates in their representation of veterans, service members, and their families including the nation's first veterans law treatise, the Veterans Benefits Manual. NVLSP annually updates the 2,200- page Veterans Benefits Manual.

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 2,000 disabled veterans through its pro bono network. The majority of the clients served through LSW have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), or other mental health conditions that are related to military service.

NVLSP seeks a fall law student to assist with screening cases for Lawyers Serving Warriors®. The student will contact veterans for information needed during the screening process and will reach out to government offices to follow up on file requests. The student will review veterans’ medical and personnel files to determine merit for pro bono placement. For meritorious cases, the student will draft a screening memo setting forth the legal and factual basis for the claim. The student will also assist with organizing LSW’s clinics in the community, including speaking with interested veterans and publicizing the event.

The position is funded at $22/hour for 10 hours per week.

Applications: Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of 3 references to Rochelle Bobroff, Director of Pro Bono Program, via email at Rochelle@nvlsp.org.

NVLSP is an equal opportunity employer.  

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