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College of Law Hosts “Valor Day” of Free Legal, Financial and Career Services for Central New York Veterans, Service Members & Families

Posted on Tuesday 8/23/2016

The College of Law will be holding its seventh “Valor Day” event on Saturday, September 10 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Dineen Hall, 950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse. Local attorneys, a financial advisor and a Career Services representative will be providing free legal, financial, career and counseling services for veterans, active duty service members and their immediate families. “Valor Day,” or Veterans’ Advocacy, Law and Outreach, demonstrates how College of Law students are dedicated to giving back to those who served in a tangible, beneficial manner.

Services available during “Valor Day” include legal consultations with attorneys that specialize in different areas (including veterans’ legal issues, family law, criminal law, estate and planning issues.) Attendees can also have resume critiqued and receive credit counseling. The event will include a veterans’ information fair with representatives from more than 10 veteran and government organizations on site to discuss their services. 

“Valor Day provides our students as well as local lawyers and organizations with a way to make a direct impact in the life of a veteran, service member or their families,” said Yelena Duterte, Director of the College of Law’s Veterans Legal Clinic. “We have seen over the past few years how these meetings make a difference in many lives.”

“Valor Day” is coordinated by VISION (Veterans Issues, Support Initiative and Outreach Network), a student-run College of Law organization. Since its inception in 2012, “Valor Day” has assisted more than 280 veterans and their families by providing access directly to services they need the most.

Appointments made in advance are suggested, but not required. Free parking is available in the Stadium lot during VALOR Day. For more information or to arrange an appointment, contact VISION@law.syr.edu or call 315-401-0810 or visit SUVISION.syr.edu.