We are excited to announce that we have met and surpassed our $5,000 goal!
Thanks to everyone who has generously donated and taken the time to share our Veterans Legal Practicum crowdfunding campaign with your families, friends, and colleagues. You helped us raise a total of $5,050 in five weeks, which we will use to continue to help veterans obtain the benefits that they deserve.
Thank you for your generous support!
Many thanks to everyone who has helped us continue to serve veterans by making a contribution to our program. Two weeks ago, students in our program went to Washington Navy Yard to present a discharge upgrade case for a deserving ex-Marine. Last week, we filed a brief in the Court of Federal Claims for a veteran who was unfairly denied military disability retirement payments. And in the coming days, we will be filing two lawsuits in Federal Court to overturn erroneous decisions of the Board of Corrections of Naval Records. Mental health issues among our returning service members are one of the leading causes of early separations with less than fully honorable discharges. Thank you for supporting our efforts to get veterans the benefits they earned by serving our country.
Jason Manne Director, Veterans Legal Practicum
Our campaign is off to a great start! We are one week in and we’ve already reached 40% of our goal! Thank you to all of our donors who have gotten us this far.
Please continue to share our story with friends and family through social media and help us reach our goal!
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." (John F. Kennedy) Your gift will allow us to obtain a copy of one veteran's private physician records.
"Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause." (Abraham Lincoln) Your gift will cover the costs of obtaining a copy of one veteran's non-VA hospital records.
"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" (Maya Angelou) Your gift will provide our Practicum students with the necessary supplies to serve our veterans.
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." (George Washington) Your gift will allow us to continue serving veterans by supporting our Practicum’s general operating expenses.
“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” (Calvin Coolidge) Your gift will cover the filing and service costs in a Federal District Court appeal for a veteran.
“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. (Harry S. Truman) Your gift will cover the travel costs for two law students to go to Washington, D.C. and help represent a veteran at a discharge upgrade hearing.