As published by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC) worked with Earl McClain, who served in the Navy Armed Guard unit during World War II, to get the benefits he was entitled to after his claims were denied by the VA.
As published by ISBA Illinois Lawyer Now - Alice Kush, Ex-Officio, ISBA Health Care Law Section
In an October 2014 survey performed by the prestigious Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, half of respondents in military households in southern Illinois identified access to VA healthcare benefits and the wait times for care at VA facilities as a veteran’s greatest challenge. The ISBA Healthcare Section Council began researching this problem last year and soon realized that many of these veterans really needed access to lawyers to help them with problems that they have developed as a result of their service. We found three lawyers, working for Land of Lincoln, who work very hard to provide legal services to veterans. However, significant legal services are provided by the Veterans’ Legal Clinic at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. That clinic fielded over 1,000 calls from veterans in 2014 with their staff of law students and faculty as well as the assistance of 350 attorneys who volunteer their services. Veterans have come to John Marshall’s legal clinic from all of the state. (more...)
As published in Yahoo Finance
The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is expanding its resources for student veterans after receiving a grant from the Student Veterans of America (SVA) and The Home Depot Foundation.
John Marshall was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Veterans Center Initiative program, a partnership between the SVA and The Home Depot Foundation. John Marshall was the only law school of the 50 schools nationwide chosen to receive the Vet Center Initiative grant. The funds have been used to build a new space for John Marshall's Student Veterans Resource Center, where law student veterans and active military can connect and study together. (more...)
Boston Globe - Aug. 17, 2015
The clinical space at John Marshall has been awarded LEED Silver Certification. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
Chicago Lawyer Magazine - August 3, 2015
Chicago Lawyer Magazine details what makes the John Marshall Veteran's Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC) such a unique space.
Professor Donald Beschle He provided comments to The Indianapolis Star regarding the new First Church of Cannabis in Indiana being unlikely to win its claim under the Religious Freedom Reformation Act (RFRA). Professor Kim Chanbonpin She participated in a conference hosted by the Federal Bar Association in Washington, D.C., called Women in the Law: Putting…
National Law Journal - July 6, 2015
Brian Clauss, executive director of the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic at John Marshall, discusses why so many law schools have begun opening law clinics focused on veterans issues.
The Southern Illinoisan - June 25, 2015
Brian Clauss, executive director of the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC), will speak on access to care issues for veterans at the “Access to Justice for Rural Veterans – Policy, Law and Health Care” conference on June 26, 2015. The conference is co-sponsored by the VLSC.
Fox News - Mar. 27, 2015
Brian Clauss, executive director of the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, explains why missing records can cause major delays and frustration for veterans seeking treatment and benefits from the Veterans Administration.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - August 12, 2014
Brian Clauss, executive director of the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC) is praising the American Bar Association for advocating the spread of similar clinics across the U.S. at its annual meeting last week.