When Duty Calls - Helping Veterans File Disability Claims
The Greater Washington, D.C. area serves over 400,000 veterans, many of whom have suffered combat-related injuries or other service-connected disabilities, and are in need of legal assistance in submitting veteran disability claims. Our friends at Womble Carlyle have developed When Duty Calls for the purpose of beginning to meet this need by providing a Washington, D.C.- area resource dedicated exclusively to assisting veterans who wish to file or re-file initial disability claims.
WMACCA is pleased to partner with Womble Carlyle on this very important project to provide support for area military veterans. This is the inaugural project of our pro bono initiative in 2008.
The project will begin on Friday, May 16, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon, with a three-hour training session, conducted by select attorney experts in this area, through the Womble Carlyle law firm. You can attend the training at the offices of Womble Carlyle in either Washington, D.C, or Northern Virginia, or participate by web seminar.
Then, on Tuesday, May 20, Womble Carlyle will conduct a free clinic for veterans seeking help. Volunteers will have one-hour meetings with each of two clients to help them through the initial stages of disability claims filed with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The clinic will be conducted at Womble Carlyle's Washington, D.C. office, located at 1401 Eye Street NW, Washington, D.C. The clinic hours will be between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (with exact hours to be determined based on how many veterans request assistance).
Registration for this activity is now open. Please cick here to access the online registration.
For more information, contact Bob Gans, WMACCA VP - External Relations and Chair of the Community Service and Pro Bono Initiative by clicking here. (If the link does not work, you can e-mail Bob directly at email@example.com)