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Albany Law Students Find Reward in Helping Veterans at Annual Pro Bono Law Day

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Serving veterans is a responsibility — and an honor — that Albany Law’s students have taken to heart.

On October 29, 40 veterans received free one-on-one legal consultations at the student-organized Veterans Law Day. In all, about 100 veterans and their family members attended the annual event presented by the law school’s Pro Bono Program and Veterans’ Rights Project.

“As a student and a veteran, the pro bono law day gives me a chance to help my fellow veterans who are in need,” said Aristeas Tzovaras ’17, a U.S. Army veteran who received a Purple Heart for his service in Afghanistan. “The law school provides access to help that many vets need, and I think that taking care of our service members is one of the most important things a community can do.”

This year’s Veterans Law Day was co-directed by third-year students David Crossman and Kayla Champagne. Organizers included Tzovaras, Tinamarie Fisco ’17 and Pro Bono Society president Andrew Matott ’17.

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