November Newsletter: TVC Legal Muster[SM] Serves D.C. Veterans
IN THIS ISSUE
Mayoral Proclamation for TVC
The D.C. Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) presented a Proclamation on Nov. 7 signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser, to recognize The Veterans Consortium for providing 25 years of legal assistance free of charge to veterans and their families, caregivers, and survivors; to thank TVC for processing 1,600 requests for legal services and information for veterans who are citizens of the District of Columbia; to commend TVC for setting up five pop up legal clinics and the Veterans Pro Bono Legal Clinic, which operates at the D.C. Medical Center; to congratulate TVC for operating the Pro Bono Program for a quarter-century; and to mark TVC's Silver Anniversary.
"We deeply value this vital mission partnership, and we appreciate TVC's support in our shared service to veterans and their loved ones in the District of Columbia," said MOVA Director Ely Ross, as he presented the Proclamation on behalf of Mayor Bowser. "The Veterans Consortium is our trusted mission partner to help with our veterans' appeals in federal courts, as well as assisting our military service men and women seeking discharge upgrades."
Celebrating 25 Years of Pro Bono Service to Veterans and Their Families, Caregivers and Survivors!
LEGAL CLINIC UPDATES
TVC's Veterans Pro Bono Legal Clinic every Friday at the VA Medical Center
Change in Hours
Please note that beginning December 1st, The Veterans Pro Bono Legal Clinic will operate from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday.
The Clinic will be closed on the following days in conjunction with Federal Government Holiday weekends:
CAVC Attorney Training
Date: February 9, 2018
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: June 27, 2018
Location: Boston, MA
SAVE THE DATE: #GivingTuesday is November 8, 2017
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
We are deeply grateful for to our donors and supporters that help advance The Veterans Consortium's mission to assist veterans and their families, caregivers, and survivors. Please consider "Filling the TVC Ammo Can" on #GivingTuesday with an end-of-year donation.
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.
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Visit our website at www.vetsprobono.org
Attorneys Trained for Discharge Upgrade Program
More than 60 veterans received legal help at three pop-up legal clinics across our nation's capital in honor of the 2017 National Pro Bono Week. The Veterans Consortium coordinated this simultaneous effort on October 27, as part of the Second Annual TVC Legal Muster[SM].
During the legal clinics, volunteer attorneys and law students met with veterans, conducted triage based on their stated needs, offered legal information resources, and provided referrals. Sixteen members of our National Volunteer Corps and nine law students assisted by providing quality pro bono legal services to veterans in the D.C. area, and these volunteers came from: Duane Morris, Gibson Dunn, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, VA Office of the General Counsel, Neighborhood Legal Services Program-DC, The National Alliance to End Homelessness, Georgetown Law, GW Law, American University Law School, and Catholic University Law School.
TVC's Veterans Pro Bono Legal Clinics were held across the city at the VA Medical Center in Northwest, Neighborhood Legal Services Program, in Northeast and at U.S.VETS in Southeast. Mission Barbeque generously donated lunch for our volunteers at all three clinics.
(Left to right) Nickolas Foran, GT student; Samantha Stilter, TVC; Ed Glabus, TVC; Jasmine Owens, U.S.VETS; Kristi Schulenberg, National Alliance to End Homelessness; Sarah Eberspacher, GT student student, Michele Poole, GT student; Stuart Anderson, VA OGC
Contact TVC, a national 501(c)(3) charity celebrating 25 years of pro bono legal service to U.S. veterans and their loved ones in federal venues. Our website:www.vetsprobono.org.
Faces of TVC: Claudia Daley
Manager of Client and Stakeholder Outreach
As the Manager of Client and Stakeholder Outreach at The Veterans Consortium, Claudia Daley helps develop and strengthen opportunities for veteran clients, attorneys with TVC's National Volunteer Corps and mission partners. "We want to engage them to use us as a resource," said Daley, who joined the outreach team almost a year ago.
Daley's initial mission task was to create opportunities to celebrate the accomplishments of the federal Pro Bono Program and to thank the associated Pioneers, Founders, Stakeholders, members of the National Volunteer Corps and Mission Partners, on its 25-year milestone. "I'm very proud of the work that we did this year, in particular the Chairman's Luncheon in April and the Silver Anniversary Dinner and Pro Bono Awards Banquet in October."
The daughter of foreign service officers, Daley traveled extensively in her youth. She interrupted college to join the United States Marine Corps, serving nine years active duty, and later finishing school. She worked in defense intelligence, the office of three Commandants of the Marine Corps and in the office of legislative affairs for the Marine Corps. She later worked for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, followed by The Webster Group, where many of her clients were nonprofit organizations that help veterans and the military. Then she found TVC.
"I was blown away by the mission of this organization," said Daley. "This is exactly where I want to be to give back."
Claudia lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with her husband and three children. In her free time, she enjoys her season tickets to Arena Stage, gardening, her book club and long walks with her dog, Buddy.
To read more about Claudia, click here.
Volunteers Inspiring Pro Bono: VIP