Veterans' Pro Bono Project Facilitates Free Legal Advice

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Date: 01/27/2012

Albany Law School’s Veterans’ Rights Pro Bono Project helped more than 40 veterans from several counties obtain free legal advice at a Veterans’ Legal Clinic, held at the law school on Feb. 11, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Attorneys provided counsel in a number of legal areas, including but not limited to:

  • Wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, Medicaid
  • Employment issues, including USERRA claims
  • Debtor/creditor matters
  • Bankruptcy
  • Tax questions
  • Family law
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • VA benefits and other benefits

Attorneys who volunteered their time for this free legal assistance program were:

  • Julie Ann Calareso of Burke & Casserly, P.C.
  • Louis Pierro and Christopher M. Klug of The Pierro Law Group
  • Michael W. Macomber of Tully Rinckey PLLC
  • Major Joel Abelove, Senior Defense Counsel for the New York Army National Guard's Trial Defense Service
  • S. Scott Perkins of Perkins and Perkins
  • John Dowd, Finkelstein & Partners
  • Nancy Morgan, Finkelstein & Partners
  • Harry Miller of The Herzog Law Firm
  • Anthony J. Pietrafesa, member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. 

For more information, contact Benjamin Pomerance at 518-593-4102 or

This event marks a collaboration between Albany Law School's Pro Bono Project and the Veterans Law Club at Hofstra Law School. Three members of the Hofstra group traveled to Albany Law to assist with the program.