Posts tagged: vlsc

VLSC helps veteran receive long overdue benefits

Posted November 18, 2015 by

As published by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 

_MG_8340The 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.

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John Marshall's VLSC continues to thrive

Posted November 11, 2015 by

As published by ISBA Illinois Lawyer NowAlice Kush, Ex-Officio, ISBA Health Care Law Section

Alums Michael E. Barnicle, Nicholas Henry and Ryan Coward.

Alums Michael E. Barnicle, Nicholas Henry and Ryan Coward.

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...)

Grant helps John Marshall expand Student Veterans Resource Center

Posted November 6, 2015 by

As published in Yahoo Finance 

2015- 2016 SVA Board (from L to R) Matthew Duquette, Jessica Vasil, Patricia Liggett and Dale Lichtenstein.

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...)

JMLS Legal Clinics Space Earns Prestigious LEED Silver Certification

Posted August 17, 2015 by

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.

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John Marshall VLSC space featured in Chicago Lawyer Magazine

Posted August 3, 2015 by

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.

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Faculty/Staff Activities and Publications

Posted July 31, 2015 by

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…

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Brian Clauss weighs in on the expansion of law school veterans legal clinics

Posted July 6, 2015 by

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.

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VLSC's Clauss: Rural veterans in need of health, legal services

Posted June 25, 2015 by

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.

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Missing records major problem for veterans: Brian Clauss

Posted March 27, 2015 by

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.

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ABA now advocating the spread of similar clinics to the VLSC across the US

Posted August 13, 2014 by

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.

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