Public Counsel

Veterans and individuals leaving military service are facing disproportionately higher rates of poverty, employment barriers, housing instability, trauma, mental health issues and challenges with adjusting to civilian life.  As a consequence, service members are struggling to meet their basic human needs.

The Center for Veterans’ Advancement (CVA) provides legal advocacy and resources to ensure that every veteran and returning service member and their family have access to basic life necessities and entitlements that will increase stability and self-sufficiency, including the right to government benefits, access to employment, housing, and health and mental healthcare. CVA also provides support to ensure intersectionality among all Public Counsel projects serving veterans.


Reporting to the Supervising Attorney, the Staff Attorney will represent clients on benefits claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs, discharge upgrades, tickets, warrants, and expungements. The Staff Attorney will also assist with outreach and education to veterans, their caregivers, and the organizations that serve them, and will participate in policy efforts from time to time on issues of importance to veterans. As Public Counsel’s service model relies heavily upon the support of volunteers and pro bono contributions from the legal community, the Staff Attorney will be expected to facilitate, maintain, and grow volunteer relationships that further CVA’s mission.

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