Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic Receives $50,000 Grant from New York State to Provide Legal Services to Veterans
The College of Law’s Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic received a $50,000 grant from New York State Division of Veterans Affairs to provide legal services to veterans and their families and to train law students to be advocates for veterans.
The Clinic will also conduct educational outreach to attorneys in the Central New York community to broaden the network of legal professionals that can provide specialized pro bono services to veterans.
“Through the grant, we’ll be able to reach more veterans and their families with access to life-changing services and benefits they have earned. College of Law students receive hands-on practical experience for their legal careers as they become the next generation of legal advocates for veterans” said Yelena Duterte, Director of the Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic and Associate Teaching Professor. “In addition, by helping practicing attorneys learn how to handle the nuances of veterans law, we are increasing the number of competent attorneys able to assist veterans.”
The Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic provides veterans and their families with free representation in VA applications and appeals, and disability upgrade applications. The grant runs through 2018 with an option to renew for two additional years.