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Law school launches veterans’ benefits clinic

The law school at the College of William & Mary is using the occasion of Veterans Day today to announce the formation of a clinic to help veterans seeking disability benefits.

Beginning in January, eight law students and two adjunct professors will help veterans with the filing, adjudication, and appeal of service-related disability compensation claims, according to the school.  The program will also offer educational services to advise veterans of their rights in the claims process.

Private attorneys are being sought to provide veterans with pro bono legal help on other issues.  McGuireWoods is said to be already on board.

The W&M program will work with Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center for Psychological Services and Development.   VCU will provide assessment, counseling and referrals to veterans.

By Peter Vieth

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