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Veterans' Law Day

Serving Veterans

Albany Law School will host its next Veterans' Law Day on Oct. 18, 2014.

Location: Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208​
Time:  0900 - 1700  (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free scheduled consultations with a pro bono attorney

Veterans and Service members can make appointments to meet with a pro bono attorney by calling 518-445-2365 and leaving a message. Event organizers will return their call for an intake and screening interview, and to schedule the appointments.

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Community resource fair

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free walk-in clinic

The walk-in clinic will cover life necessity matters, including family law and custody issues, tenants' rights, and estate planning/end-of-life documents. This is a brief advice clinic only, no pre-registration and all appointments are on a first come, first served basis.

Workshop & Presentation Schedule:

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Jeff Fox, American Red Cross of Northeastern New York, Communicating Clearly
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Karen Laing, CEO/ Founder Health Literacy for All Inc., Health Care Planning
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Debbie Collura, Staff Attorney at Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY, Tenants' Rights
11:00 a.m. - Noon Jim Ader, Commander Sheehy Palmer VFW Post 6776, VA Benefits
Noon Congressman Paul D. Tonko, 20th District, NY, Keynote

Albany Law School's Veterans' Rights Project​ has served more than 200 veterans in the past two years with a variety of free legal services and volunteer attorneys.

Free services provided include:

  • All legal services
  • Employment
  • Small business
  • Peer mentoring
  • Education consulting​
  • Debt/financial counseling
  • Therapeutic animal services

Interested as an Attorney, Agency or to Donate? 

The Veterans' Rights Project is always looking for volunteer attorneys and businesses to participate in the event by donating their services and providing sponsorship opportunities. The group currently works with more than 20 firms in organizing free legal care to veterans from a variety of military conflicts and has actively worked with the larger Capital Region community for years. If you are interested in participating, donating or working with the program, please contact the Pro Bono Program at or 518-445-2304.