MEDIA ADVISORY: Free legal consultations for veterans offered in Rolla on Sept. 10

August 26, 2021
Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, diedrichs@missouri.edu

WHAT:

The University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic, through its Tigers for Troops program, will offer free legal consultations to veterans regarding United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefits, discharge upgrades, VA educational benefits and VA healthcare.

Veterans can register for an appointment at https://bit.ly/RollaTFT or call (573) 882-5733.

WHO:

The Veterans Clinic is located in the MU School of Law. Under the supervision of experienced attorneys, law students help veterans — at no charge — with their claims in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Tigers for Troops program was created by the Veterans Clinic to remedy unmet legal needs of rural veterans in Missouri. Under the program, the clinic partners with Mizzou Extension to travel to rural parts of Missouri to reach veterans without access to veteran's services.

The Veterans Clinic also assists veterans in receiving discharge upgrades, helps train attorneys to help veterans navigate the VA system, holds annual symposiums highlighting the stories of veterans and developments within veterans' law, and contributes to amicus briefs and other advocacy projects in support of veterans.

Since the Veterans Clinic’s inception seven years ago, it has secured over $7 million in benefits for veterans in Missouri and has helped more than 600 veterans.

WHEN:

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10

WHERE:

Hasselmann Alumni House, 1100 N. Pine St., Rolla, Missouri

NOTE:

To learn more about the Veterans Clinic, contact Martha Bradley, lawyer/Thomas Fellow at the MU School of Law Veterans Clinic, at mmbn4m@umsystem.edu

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