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EJA to Award two-year $130,000 Veterans’ Rights Fellowship to Northwestern Law Graduate at Legal Aid Chicago

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Katherine Shank

“The opportunity to have another post-graduate EJA Fellow with us is absolutely incredible and we are so grateful for your support and partnership.”
– Katherine Shank, Deputy Director, Legal Aid Chicago


“ After serving their country, veterans often face daunting obstacles to integrating back into life at home. While disability and other benefits are available from the VA, lengthy delays and complex rules make qualifying for those benefits difficult. We are thrilled to have a new EJA Fellow coming on board to help us meet the legal needs of our veterans!”
– Hugh “Trey” Daly, Director, Public Benefits Practice Group, Legal Aid Chicago


Katherine Shank

“ Unhoused and recently housed veterans face a variety of issues that threaten their already tenuous stability. Legal Aid Chicago’s goal is to work with veterans to ensure that they may seek, enjoy, and use their housing free from discrimination and preserve housing benefits to which they are entitled. We are excited that EJA has afforded us an opportunity to expand our housing work with this fellowship.”
–Dennericka Brooks, Director, Housing Practice Group,
Legal Aid Chicago


“I am so grateful to Equal Justice America for providing me with the opportunity to launch my career as an immigration attorney at Legal Aid Chicago. We look forward to welcoming a new EJA Fellow in 2020 who will provide critical legal help to veterans.”
–Lauren Dana, Staff Attorney, Immigration and Workers’ Rights Practice Group, Legal Aid Chicago, EJA Immigration Fellow 2017-2019

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