Oct. 25, 2022
Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, email@example.com
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, and VA healthcare.
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 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 clinic’s inception just seven years ago, it has secured over $10 million in benefits for veterans in Missouri and has helped more than 1,200 veterans.
WHEN and WHERE:
The event will take place over two days:
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, for Mizzou faculty, staff and student veterans at the MU School of Law, 820 Conley Avenue, Columbia, Missouri 65211. Mizzou faculty, staff and student veterans can register for an appointment at https://bit.ly/MUVetsTFT or by calling 573-882-2025.
- 9 a.m. to 4 pm. Wednesday, Nov. 9, for Mid-Missouri veterans at the MU Family Impact Center, 105 E. Ash St., Columbia, Missouri 65203. Mid-Missouri veterans can register for an appointment at https://bit.ly/VeteransWeekTFTComo or by calling 573-882-2025.
Veterans are encouraged to register for an appointment ahead of time.
This event is sponsored in part by Commerce Bank, Veterans United, and Shelter Insurance.
Martha Bradley, attorney and Thomas Fellow with the MU Veterans Clinic, is available for interviews about the event. Media can contact Sara Diedrich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-882-3243 to set up an interview.