MEDIA ADVISORY: Free legal consultations for veterans in Cape Girardeau County on Feb. 18

Feb. 2, 2022
Contact: Kenny Gerling, 573-882-6217,


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

This event will be held on Friday, Feb. 18, at the VFW Post 3838, 1049 N Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Veterans can register for an appointment here or by calling 573-882-5733. Registration will close at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 16.


The Veterans Clinic is located in the University of Missouri 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, trains 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 more than $7 million in benefits for veterans in Missouri and has helped more than 600 veterans.


9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18


VFW Post 3838, 1049 N Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, Missouri


More event and registration information can be found here.

Martha Bradley, attorney and Thomas Fellow with the MU Veterans Clinic, is available for interviews about the event. Media may contact Kenny Gerling at or 573-882-6217 to organize an interview.

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