Free legal clinics for military veterans return to the campus of Albany Law School this fall, with the law school’s Veterans’ Rights Pro Bono Project hosting its first free session of the fall semester on Sept. 15, 2012.
From 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Albany Law School, veterans will have the opportunity to meet with attorneys to discuss personal legal concerns and receive individualized legal advice.
Veterans can receive advice and assistance in a variety of legal areas, including drafting and executing Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Proxies; Personal Bankruptcy matters; VA benefits; Tax Law; Matrimonial and Family Law; Landlord/Tenant and Property Law; Social Security concerns; and lost or incorrect Military Documents.
Attorneys taking part in this special day of service include:
Christopher Klug, The Pierro Law Group LLCHarry V.B. Miller '74, Herzog Law FirmMajor Sean O’BrienS. Scott Perkins, Perkins & PerkinsRobert Randall '74, The Randall Law FirmFlorence Richardson '83, Kahn and RichardsonLaura Silva '97, The Law Office of Laura L. SilvaSteven Teitelbaum '75, Law Offices of Steven U. TeitelbaumKathleen Toombs '98, Law Office of Kathleen M. Toombs
In addition, representatives from regional and national organizations will be present to speak with veterans about benefits and services.
Reservations are strongly encouraged, as the individual appointments with attorneys fill up quickly. To make a reservation, call:
Last name beginning with A through G: 916-524-3549Last name beginning with H through M: 518-929-6098Last name beginning with N through T: 607-846-8047Last name beginning with U through Z: 405-922-2098Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to organizing and hosting free legal clinics at the law school, the Veterans’ Rights Pro Bono Project also maintains a partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, providing assistance to temporarily homeless veterans. On Law Day in 2012, the project was honored by the New York State Bar Association for its efforts.