Students Make Veterans Legal Clinic Presentation to Onondaga County Legislators

Posted on Thursday 2/8/2018
2L Joshua Caron, 3L Chris Genrich, Veterans Legal Clinic Director Yelena Duterte, Clinic Fellow Chantal Wentworth-Mullen

College of Law students 3L Chris Genrich and 2L Joshua Caron recently discussed the impact that the Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic has made on the area’s veteran population to the Onondaga County Legislature. Onondaga County provided the Clinic with $50,000 of funding in 2018 to provide free legal representation in VA applications and appeals and disability upgrade applications. The Clinic has also added Chantal Wentworth-Mullen as a Fellow of the Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic a result of the funding from NY State, Onondaga County, and Oneida County.

Both Genrich and Caron are veterans (Army and Air Force, respectively), and Genrich will serve in Army JAG Corps upon graduation. 

The Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic is staffed by 19 College of Law students in the Spring 2018 session who have 90 active cases. 

Further, the College of Law will host its spring VALOR Day event on Saturday, March 3rd from 9am - 1pm where local attorneys, financial advisors, and a career services representative will be providing free legal, tax preparation, financial, career and counseling services for veterans, active duty service members and their immediate families at Dineen Hall.