NLSVCC and VA Sign Agreement Supporting Pro Bono Legal Services for Veterans

On Monday, November 13, 2017, the National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium (NLSVCC), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (TVC), signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This innovative agreement is a joint mission to improve access to legal resources for veterans and their families, increase the number of free legal clinics, including law school veteran clinics, and expand the number of VA hosted medical legal partnerships (MLP).The MOA specifically addresses the need to: (1) establish regularly held free legal clinics in all VA medical centers; (2) improve access to legal services for veterans in rural areas; (3) increase the number of law school clinics serving veterans; (4) encourage VA collaboration with MLPs and law school clinics to address veterans’ medical needs in relation to legal problems; and (5) engage in partnerships with law schools and community organizations to improve the quality of the resources provided. The signing event featured remarks from VA Deputy Secretary Thomas G. Bowman, VA General Counsel Jim Byrne, and the signatory organizations. NLSVCC Board Member Edwin J. Olsen, MD, JD, MBA, signed on behalf of the NLSVCC, and NLSVCC’s pro bono counsel, Chris DeLacy and Doug Dziak, from Holland & Knight attended the ceremony.The not-for-profit NLSVCC was established in 2016 to address the need for increased access [...]

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