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

Posted on Thursday 3/23/2017

Syracuse University College of Law will be holding its eighth “Valor Day” event on Saturday, April 1 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Dineen Hall, 950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse. Local attorneys, tax preparers, financial advisors, and career services representative will be providing free 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 brief legal consultations with attorneys that specialize in veterans’ legal issues, family law, criminal law, estate and planning issues, and landlord-tenant issues. Contact “Valor Day” organizers in advance if you wish to discuss other legal issues. Tax preparation assistance and financial services will also be available from local professionals. 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’ enables students to connect with the local veterans’ community and make an impact on their lives,” said Lauren Blau, third-year law student and Executive Director of VISION. “All of the organizations and individuals who are participating in “Valor Day” recognize the need for these services and the unique challenges veteran’s face.”

“Valor Day” is coordinated by VISION (Veterans Issues, Support Initiative and Outreach Network), a student-run College of Law organization. VISION has partnered with Volunteer Lawyers Project and Martin J. Whitman School of Management to offer services at this event. 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 and are required for tax preparation services. Free parking is available in Irving Garage during “Valor Day”. For more information or to arrange an appointment, contact VISION@law.syr.edu or call 315-401-0810.