National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium Sponsors First Law School Clinical Conference & Named a Veteran Service Organization

The NLSVCC welcomed U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, MD; VA General Counsel Byrne; CAVC Judges Davis and Allen, esteemed panelists and speakers, including scholars from national university legal advocacy programs, and veterans advocates from around the nation WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 5, 2018 – The National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium (Law Schools for Vets) held its first veterans law conference on February 28 and March 1. The conference was designed to promote best practices in pro bono veteran advocacy throughout nationwide law school legal clinics and other veterans legal providers. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin and Veterans Affairs General Counsel James Byrne spoke on the first day of the event, highlighting the continued importance of these law school legal programs and their role in improving veterans’ outcomes. During his remarks, Secretary Shulkin announced that the National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium was officially recognized as the nation’s 93rd Veterans Service Organization (VSO). Former Representative Jeff Miller, who chaired the U.S. House of Representative’s Veterans’ Affairs Committee from 2011-2017 and now a Senior Legislative Advisor with McDermott Will & Emery, introduced Secretary Shulkin, welcoming him and the participants to his firm’s Washington D.C. office. “We were excited to welcome over 120 participants to this year’s conference. It is the first of what we hope are many future Law Schools for Vets conferences [...]

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