Dozens of veterans received one-on-one counseling from volunteer
attorneys on Oct. 19, 2013, as part of Veterans’ Service Day, a student-led
program that has served more than 200 veterans in the past two years.
Congressman Paul Tonko, introduced by President & Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews, praised the law school for
providing a critical service for the veteran community. He presented letters to
honor two veteran attorneys for their service to their country: Albany Law
alumni Mark Myers '07 and Joel Abelove '95.
“Many veterans, who have given so selflessly to our country,
return home to find themselves without access to essential services, including
legal counsel,” Tonko told the crowd. “Albany Law School’s efforts to help
these veterans are invaluable, and the voluntary involvement of so many
students and attorneys in our community is a testament to our good will for our
Fifteen attorneys provided legal assistance, and a number of
agencies and advocacy organizations provided small business counseling, peer
mentoring and education consulting.
Josh Bennett, Class of '14, director of Albany
Law School Veterans' Pro Bono Group and eight-year veteran of the U.S. Air
Force, organized the event with Nic Rangel '11, post-graduate pro bono fellow.
For a full list of participants, click here.
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