VLC Represents Client at Board of Veterans’ Appeals
In early March, the College of Law's Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veterans Legal Clinic (VLC) visited the nation’s capital to represent a client at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, part of the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Presenting before a Veterans Law Judge, 2L Madeline Cardona offered opening and closing arguments, interviewed three witnesses, and provided testimony and evidence in support of an issue regarding veteran disability benefits.
While in DC the group met on Capitol Hill with alumnus Bill Van Saun L’19, Legal Counsel to the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Van Saun updated the group on current veterans issues, with—at the time of the visit—nearly 30 hearings scheduled on budget and policy topics affecting veterans and their families in advance of the annual Defense Authorization Bill.
Pictured are (L to R) 2L Madeline Cardona, Chantal Wentworth-Mullin L'07, VLC Managing Director; Beth Kubala, VLC Executive Director; Bill Van Saun L’19; and Matt Bulriss, VLC Fellow.