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Syracuse Law’s “Valor Day” to Provide Wide Range of Free Services to Central New York Veterans, Service Members & Families

Posted on Friday 1/29/2016

Syracuse University College of Law will be holding its sixth “Valor Day” event on Saturday, February 6 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Dineen Hall, 950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse. Representatives from more than a dozen organizations 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, is an example of how College of Law students are dedicated to giving back to those who served in a tangible, beneficial manner.

One-on-one services available during “Valor Day” include legal consultations with attorneys that specialize in veterans’ legal issues, personal tax return reviews, resume critiques, retirement and investment strategies, and credit counseling. The event will include a veterans’ information fair with representatives from more than a dozen veteran and government organizations on site.

“VALOR Day offers many practical resources for our service members and veterans to help them receive the right benefits, better position themselves for employment or properly file a tax return,” said Yelena Duterte, director of Syracuse University College of Law’s Veterans Legal Clinic. “The advice and council is provided in private sessions, ensuring each unique client receives information specific to their situation.”

“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 for the services. Free parking is available in the Stadium lot and Irving garage during VALOR Day. For more information or to arrange an appointment, contact VISION@law.syr.edu or call 413-728-2567 or visit SUVISION.syr.edu.