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Feerick Center Veterans Rights Project

Providing Legal Information to Low-Income Veterans

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The mission of the Feerick Center Veterans Rights Project (FCVRP) is to serve low-income veterans through Know-Your-Rights (KYRs) presentations and legal referrals. FCVRP recruits, trains, and supports volunteer attorneys and law students to provide legal information (via these presentations and consultations) to veterans on three topics: VA disability benefits, consumer debt, and child support modifications and enforcement.

2021 Virtual Veterans Day Legal Clinic

November 15th - 19th, 2021

The Feerick Center’s Veterans Rights Project (FCVRP) is proud to announce our 2021 Virtual Veterans Day Clinic. Our program will consist of virtual know-your-rights presentations (via Zoom) held in the afternoons and evenings on November 15th, 16th, and 17th, followed by one-on-one legal consultations (via phone or video) on November 18th and 19th.  

Program: 

  • Monday, November 15th 
    • Estate and Incapacity Planning, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
    • VA Benefits, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
    • Discharge Upgrades, 4 p.m- 5 p.m. 
    • Consumer Law, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 16th 
    • Child Support, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
    • Business Law and Employment Law, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 17th 
    • Tax,12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
    • NYC Human Rights Law and Discrimination, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
    • Housing, 4 p.m- 5 p.m. 
    • Women Veterans, Miitary Sexual Trauma, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Eligibility:
Veterans, persons involved in the military, and family members residing in New York City or New York State are encouraged to complete our interest form.

Click here to fill out our interest form

Additional Details:
The program will be led by subject matter experts from our partnering legal services organizations and are intended to provide legal information to veterans, military members, and their family members. In advance of a consultation, the volunteer attorney may conduct an intake, ask eligibility questions, and/or require an acknowledgment form that they are providing limited-scope legal advice and not representing the client. 
 
For the zoom information and any other questions, please contact us at fcvrpcoordinator@fordham.edu.
 
Thank you to our co-sponsors*

  • Fordham Law School Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
  • Fordham Law Student Veterans Association
  • Veteran Advocacy Project
  • Volunteers of Legal Service, Inc.

*List in formation

 

Past Training

Past Training Materials: 
The Feerick Center Veterans Rights Project hosts Continuing Legal Education (CLE) training sessions periodically throughout the year. If you would like access to the materials from any of our training, contact us at fcvrpcoordinator@fordham.edu. Here is a list of some of our past training: 

Representing Veterans in Housing Matters: An Introduction to Military Cultural Competency and Special Housing Program for Veteran Clients
September 29, 2021
View Here: https://vimeo.com/622650731/3b41a58c3d

The Importance of Understanding Downward Child Support Modifications: Training Pro Bono Volunteers to lead KYR’s Presentations to Veterans
May 11, 2021

View Here: https://vimeo.com/548143175

VA Benefits 101: Know-Your-Rights Presentation Training
March 3, 2021

View Here: https://vimeo.com/522433381/bec1f2e9bb 
 

 

Contact Information

For more information about the Feerick Center Veterans Rights Project, contact Matty Motylenski, the 2020-2021 AmeriCorps VISTA Member/Coordinator, and John Kauffman, the 2021-2022 AmeriCorps VISTA Member/Coordinator at fcvrpcoordinator@fordham.edu or at 646-312-8725

This pro bono effort is supported by a grant from AmeriCorps.