Aug. 15, 2022
Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
In addition to legal consultations, attendees will have the opportunity to golf and fish, all free of charge. Accessible golf carts are available upon request. Lunch will be provided to those who register ahead of time.
Deadline for registering is noon, Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Veterans can register for an appointment at https://bit.ly/MidMissouriTFT or call 573-882-5733. Virtual appointments will be available upon request.
This event is sponsored by Commerce Bank, Veterans United and Shelter Insurance.
The Veterans Clinic is located in the University of Missouri’s 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 seven years ago, it has secured more than $10 million in benefits for veterans in Missouri and has helped more than 1,000 veterans.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15
Capital Bluffs Event Center, 1616 Oilwell Road, Suite B, Jefferson City, Missouri