SAVE THE DATE
Silver Anniversary Dinner & Awards Banquet
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Union Station, Washington, DC
For registration and sponsorship information, please email Maureen Thomas
or call (202) 733-3334.
Thank you to our sponsors for their support as they join us in recognizing 25 years of service to veterans and their families, caregivers, and survivors by our Nationwide Volunteer Corps and our 2017 Pro Bono Awardees.
Click here for a complete list of our current sponsors.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
11 Sep 2017
CAVC Training & Reception
Atlanta, GA - 13 Sep 2017
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
15 Sep 2017
Air Force Birthday
18 Sep 2017
Silver Anniversary Dinner and Awards Banquet RSVP Due Date
9 Sep 2017
Silver Anniversary Dinner and Awards Banquet - 4 Oct 2017
13 Oct 2017
National Pro Bono Week
22 - 28 Oct 2017
National Day of the Deployed
26 Oct 2017
QUARTERLY VIP: Volunteers Inspiring Pro Bono
Christopher J. Tyson
Duane Morris LLP
Click here to view his biography.
ANNUAL REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE
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The Veterans Consortium is the leading national 501(C)(3) charity providing pro bono legal services in federal venues for veterans in need.
We participate in donations through the CFCC program. Please assist us in expanding our outreach to veterans by including us in your annual charitable giving planning.
For more information on donating, please click here.
CONNECT WITH US
Visit our website at www.vetsprobono.org
Celebrating Benchmarks of TVC Silver Anniversary
Looking Back at History in the Making:
TVC Volunteers Take Veterans Cases All the Way to U.S. Supreme Court
Over the past 25 years, members of the TVC Nationwide Volunteer Corps have assisted veterans all the way to the Supreme Court, setting precedents that have positively impacted veterans case law. In 1994, Brown v. Gardner, was ably served by the team of J. Michael Hannon, Esq., Founder of Hannon Law Group, arguing the case for the respondent, and William S. Mailander, Esq. ((then serving as TVC Board Secretary and PVA General Counsel), supporting him on the briefs. In a unanimous decision written by Justice David H. Souter, the court ruled in favor of Fred P. Gardner, a veteran of the Korean conflict. Mr. Hanlon, at the time, a partner with Thompson O'Donnell, LLP, argued the first appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) in October of 1994. The unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court overturned a 70-year practice by the Department of Veterans Affairs denying compensation to medically injured veterans.
Korean War Veteran
The second case, Henderson v. Shinseki, was the case highlighted in TVCs 2010 Annual Report as the highlight of the Programs appellate efforts in 2010. Mr. Henderson and eventually, his widow, would be represented by Lisa S. Blatt, Supreme Court practice group, and Thomas W. Stoever, of the Denver offices of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer (formerly known as Arnold & Porter).
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Quarles & Brady LLP Hosts Nationwide Volunteer Corps Attorney CAVC Training: Recap
On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017, Quarles and Brady graciously hosted TVCs federal Pro Bono Program CAVC nationwide attorney training. This attorney training had over 80 people in attendance across the country in nine offices!
Pictured left to right: Rick Spataro (TVC), Jennifer Michalski (Quarles & Brady), TVC Executive Director Ed Glabus, Colleen Miller (Quarles & Brady), Bart Stichman (TVC), Dawn Caldart (Quarles & Brady), Michael Levey (Quarles & Brady), and Courtney Smith (TVC), at the Milwaukee offices of Quarles and Brady LLP.
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Volunteer Attorney Training in Atlanta, GA
Registration is now open for TVCs Training, Pro Bono Representation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims."
Training will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at the State Bar of Georgia in Atlanta. Our host firm will be Troutman Sanders.
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TVC Presents Certificates of Commendation and Appreciation to Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Courtney Smith, TVCs Director of Volunteer Outreach, Training, & Placement presented certificates of commendation for Kenneth Albridge, III and Andrew Dufresne of Michael Best & Friederich LLP for each winning a case for a veteran of the U.S. military. At the same ceremony, Executive Director Ed Glabus presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Michael Best Partner and Pro Bono Committee Chair Ed Sarskas in recognition of the firms enduring pro bono service to veterans, and for the firms generous previous financial support for The Veterans Consortiums mission.
Pictured left to right: TVCs Courtney Smith, S. Edward Sarskas (Michael Best), Kenneth Albridge III ( Michael Best) and TVC Executive Director, Ed Glabus.
Not Pictured: Andrew Dufresne (Michael Best)
Tickets Now Available for Silver Anniversary Celebration
Mark your calendars and plan to join TVC Pro Bono Awardees, luminaries, VIPs - including the veterans we serve, members of our nationwide volunteer corps, community supporters, members of Congress, and mission partners - at TVC's Silver Anniversary Dinner and Awards Banquet on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Union Station in Washington D.C. Can't attend? Consider sponsoring a Veteran, their spouse or a family member.
Sponsorships are now available. Contact Maureen Thomas at (202)733-3334 or Maureen.Thomas@vetsprobono.org.
Thank you to our newest sponsors: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer; Nationwide Insurance; BakerHostetler; Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig; Carol Wild Scott, Esq.; Buckley Sandler LLP; Covington & Burling LLP, Greenberg Traurig LLP; Marriott International, and, Goodman Allen Donnelly.
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Faces of TVC: Sandy Peterson
Manager of Client Services
Sandy Peterson is the Manager of Client Services at The Veterans Consortium. However, she is not new to the organization, she first started as an intern during high school and continued to come back over summers; and again while attending University of Mary Washington as a student. She maintained close contact with the staff at the Consortium, and after working for the U.S Coast Guard as a contractor post-graduation, Ms. Peterson was offered a full-time position back at the Consortium. She has served as an integral part of the team for over eight years.
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