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MPAS Welcomes Skadden Fellow, Alexis Bailey

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MPAS Welcomes Skadden Fellow, Alexis Bailey
Advocating for Michigan Veterans with Disabilities

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is pleased to welcome Alexis Bailey, the recipient of a 2018 Skadden Fellowship, to our agency. This prestigious fellowship will allow her to work for two years as a funded public interest attorney for MPAS. Alexis will protect the rights of Michigan veterans with disabilities through direct representation and community education.  

According to the Housing Assistance Council, 7.9% of Michigan's adult population are veterans of the U.S. military and 15.4% have a service connected disability rating. Alexis will serve as a legal resource to veterans across the state and will consolidate many of the existing resources available to them. She will also train MPAS Information & Referral advocates on veterans affairs.

“Alexis will be a valuable resource to the clients we serve. Her passion for veteran’s work is inspiring,” said Mark Cody, MPAS legal director. “Her efforts will start a new chapter at MPAS that will help us reach a vastly underserved population.”

Alexis earned her Bachelor of Science in economics and operations research from the United States Air Force Academy. During her 10 years of active duty service, she earned her Ph.D. in public policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, worked for the Air Force Joint Test and Evaluation Program Office in Las Vegas and taught/mentored students enrolled in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) military leadership program through Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Upon completing her active duty service, Alexis was accepted into the University of Michigan Law School where she interned as a student attorney in the Veterans Legal Clinic. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Judith E. Levy of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and during this time applied for the Skadden Fellowship.

"I want to make my home state better for veterans, a population I am a part of and care about deeply,” said Alexis. “There a disconnect between veterans and the resources available to them. There is also an overwhelming unmet need among veterans for affordable legal representation.  With this fellowship, I am honored to have the opportunity to work directly with fellow veterans and help to close those gaps.”

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February 06, 2019