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Published on March 17, 2014 | by LawNews

Veterans Get Help From Hofstra Law Students

On Sunday, March 9, more than 40 veterans received free legal assistance at Hofstra Law. This was the third one-day Veterans Legal Clinic hosted by the Veterans Legal Assistance Project (VLAP), a student-run organization. Thirty-one students, including three students who are veterans themselves, assisted clients with filling out intake forms and coordinated appointments with the attorneys.

Students received positive feedback from the veterans:

“Knowing that you can get legal assistance, it lifts a burden off your shoulders,” said Kenneth Weatherspoon Jr. “The students had the patience to meet with me, which put me at ease, and got me the help I needed. I am so happy.”

“I feel that there are many of us who don’t know where to go. For veterans, this is great and I’m happy you are reaching out to us,” said Fritz Fils-Aime. “I’ve seen three attorneys, and they were able to take care of my issues.”

The Veterans Legal Clinic was also featured in Newsday. Learn more about the Veterans Legal Assistance Project:

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