The National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium Unveiled; Provides Best Practices to Legal Clinics, Students on the Front Line for Veterans

Collaboration Cultivates Pro Bono Legal Clinic Programs to Ensure America's Veterans Are Not Navigating the Legal System Alone Law students are often veterans first line of defense at pro bono law school legal clinics across the U.S.Attribution: David Morrill, The Puller Clinic WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Nov. 11, 2016 – The National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium (NLSVCC), today, Veterans Day, announced that it has formally launched operations to foster best practices to pro bono veteran advocacy programs at law school legal clinics nationwide. The Consortium aims to establish a long-term collaborative relationship among member institutions to help advance positive systemic change for veteran legal advocacy services such as applying for disability benefits, addressing civil legal needs and assisting in Veteran Treatment Courts. The NLSVCC founding members include the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic ("The Puller Clinic") at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Va.; the Veterans Advocacy Clinic at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla.; and the Veterans Legal Support Center and Clinic at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Ill. "Veterans make up seven percent of the U.S. population, and research shows that legal support ranks as one of their highest unmet needs. We encourage law school veterans clinics to join the NLSVCC to share best practices and ideas for developing innovative training curricula that can ultimately be [...]