PRESS RELEASE: The Veterans Consortium Awarded New Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps Fellow Samantha Farish

  • 9/1/2019
  • The Veterans Consortium

Washington, DC: The Veterans Consortium (TVC) is hosting an Equal Justice Works Veterans Legal Corps Fellow, Samantha Farish, Esq. in 2019. The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps (VLC) brings together Fellows and law students to provide legal services to low-income and homeless veterans and their families. VLC is an AmeriCorps National program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

During the yearlong Fellowship, Samantha will help advance the cause of justice for veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors.  Duties will include responsibility for all aspects of case management and representation.  Samantha is also supporting the weekly Veterans Pro Bono Legal Clinic that serves nearly 1,000 people annually, which TVC operates through its Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) with the District of Columbia VA Medical Center.

Originally from Tennessee, Samantha Farish is a recent graduate of The George Washington University Law School.  Both of Samantha’s parents served in the U.S. Military and are veterans.  During her second year of law school, Farish took a class on veterans law that led her to an externship with The Veterans Consortium.  Samantha is pleased to return to The Veterans Consortium for this Fellowship through Equal Justice Works.

We are happy to welcome Samantha Farish to our ranks serving veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors. 

As the daughter of two Navy veterans, Samantha’s passion to serve those who serve was obvious.  I had the pleasure of first working with Samantha while she was a student in law school, when she served as an extern for TVC. Her ability to grasp the subject matter was impressive and she quickly became an asset to the Program.  During her final year of law school, she volunteered at a Consortium member organization - Paralyzed Veterans of America - it came as no surprise to me that she won her first case on an appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. When TVC had a fellowship opportunity in which Samantha was interested, I emphatically encouraged she apply, and was thrilled when she was awarded her fellowship.  Judy Donegan, TVC Director of Litigation and Case Management

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (TVC) is the leading national 501(c)(3) charity providing free legal services in federal venues for veterans in need. TVC operates a global federal Veterans Pro Bono Program on behalf of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims to represent veterans unjustly denied benefits or compensation earned from military service.  Our TVC National Volunteer Corps? attorneys also litigate cases that are appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.  Our TVC Discharge Upgrade Program? represents Veterans before military Discharge Review Boards and Boards of Correction for Military Records.        

For more information about TVC, how to get involved, support the organization and our national outreach initiatives associated with the federal Veterans Pro Bono Program please visit our website, or contact TVC via email at

For additional information regarding this press release, please contact: Claudia Daley, Manager, Client & Stakeholder Outreach and Communications at (202) 733-3328.

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