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Sarah Mateja, 2013 AmeriCorps JD Member: Serving Our Nation’s Veterans

As a member of the Equal Justice Works’ AmeriCorps JD program, Sarah Mateja is working with the Allegheny County Veterans Treatment Court to serve Veterans struggling with substance abuse issues. Sarah, a law student at Duquesne University School of Law, does much more than assist Veterans in the courtroom. She manages the clinical aspect of the court, which divert qualified Veterans from jail to treatment programs. Equal Justice Works interviewed Sarah to learn more about her experiences.   Q: What are some challenges that Veterans face when adjusting back into civilian life? A: We see a lot of Veterans struggle to…

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Take Action Today: Join the Movement with Law Students for Pro Bono

Alex Salas is a 2L at Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She is a leading advocate for Law Students for Pro Bono, an initiative of Equal Justice Works, through which hundreds of law students and graduates are asking the ABA to adopt an aspirational pro bono goal for law students. Law Students for Pro Bono is petitioning the ABA to have law schools aspire for students to perform 50 hours of pro bono service. The deadline for comments is this Friday, January 31! Over the last few weeks, hundreds of us have signed, but we only have…

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