Syracuse Law to Host VALOR Day of Free Legal, Financial, and Career Services to Central New York Veterans, Service Members & Families
Syracuse University College of Law will hold its tenth VALOR Day event on Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dineen Hall, 950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse. Local attorneys and professionals will provide free legal, financial, career, and counseling services for veterans, active duty service members, and their immediate families. Conceived by College of Law students, VALOR (Veterans’ Advocacy, Law and Outreach) Day is one of the many ways students give back to the community and those who serve our country.
Services available during VALOR Day include legal consultations with attorneys that specialize in veterans’ legal issues, family law, criminal law, estate and planning issues, and other related areas. Attendees can also have résumés 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.
“College of Law students are proud to coordinate with the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County and host VALOR Day as a way to give back to the veteran and military communities,” said Cecilia Santostefano, a third-year law student and executive director of VISION. “We look forward to helping attendees find the right service providers and get the assistance they need. It is a very educational and rewarding experience for our student volunteers.”
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 and the Irving Garage during VALOR Day. For more information or to arrange an appointment, contact VISION@law.syr.edu or call (315) 828-5001.