The public service event, from 2 – 5 p.m. at
The clinic will kick off a year-long ABA YLD initiative called Project Salute: Young Lawyers Serving Veterans. The concept was developed by the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and adopted by the ABA YLD as its 2011-12 national public service project.
“Through this initiative, young lawyers across the country will come together to honor and thank the brave members of our armed forces who have sacrificed much to ensure the safety and security of our country,” said ABA YLD chair Michael G. Bergmann. “We will work to help as many veterans as possible in all 50 states obtain their well-deserved federal benefits.”
The ABA YLD is mobilizing its state and local bar affiliates throughout the country to offer veterans benefit clinics in their communities. Clinics are scheduled for
At each clinic, veterans view a multimedia educational video and then meet individually with volunteer lawyers. The lawyers guide the former servicemembers through various requirements and eligibility for federal veterans’ benefits and help them complete applications.
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With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the
The ABA Young Lawyers Division, with more than 150,000 members and 300 affiliated groups, is the world’s largest young lawyer organization and the