PRESS RELEASE: The Veterans Consortium Awarded New Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps Fellow Nebye Kahssai
- The Veterans Consortium
Washington, DC: The Veterans Consortium (TVC) is hosting an Equal Justice Works Veterans Legal Corps Fellow, Nebye Kahssai, 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, Nebye will help advance the cause of justice for veterans by supporting our TVC Discharge Upgrade Program?, providing pro bono representation to veterans wrongly given Other Than Honorable Discharges due to conduct related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury. Nebye will also be assisting at a weekly Veterans Pro Bono legal clinic that TVC supports through its Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) with the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals, in Silver Spring, MD.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Neybe is a recent graduate of The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during Operation Enduring Freedom and served for five years. While in law school, Nebye worked as a student-advisor at his law school’s veterans law clinic where he had the opportunity to work on discharge upgrade issues, appeals of Board of Veterans’ Appeals decisions, and other issues involving veterans and servicemembers. Nebye is happy to have the opportunity to continue his work seeking access to justice for his fellow veterans.
We are happy to welcome Nebye Kahssai to our ranks serving veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors. As a Veteran himself, Nebye has a special connection to those we serve. We look forward to a successful and impactful year ahead.
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, www.vetsprobono.org or contact TVC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information regarding this press release, please contact: Claudia Daley, Manager, Client & Stakeholder Outreach and Communications at (202) 733-3328.