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Disabled Americans Veterans Panel Discussion: Race, the Military, and Veterans

On November 16, the Legal Services Center hosted the 2020 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Distinguished Speaker Series. The discussion, entitled “Race, the Military, and Veterans,” featured moderator Will Gunn ’86, former General Counsel for Department …

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Creating a More Just Legal System, One Client at a Time

Marcus Miller is a 2L student at Harvard Law School. He is a clinical student in the Veterans Law and Disability Clinic, working in the Safety Net Project during the Fall 2020 semester. By Marcus …

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Legal Services Center Urges VA to Change Eligibility Rules for Veterans with Bad Paper on behalf of Swords to Plowshares and The National Veterans Legal Services Program

September 8, 2020 – The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (LSC), on behalf of veterans organizations Swords to Plowshares and the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP), called on the Department of Veterans …

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Dedicated to Clients Facing Eviction, Crushing Fraudulent Student Loan Debt, and Military Sexual Trauma

Three Graduating LSC Students Honored for Their Pro Bono Work With their law school careers drawing to a close during the difficult and indescribable challenge of a global pandemic, three LSC students were honored at …

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NFL-Bob Woodruff Foundation Salute to Service Partnership Grant To Support Vitally Needed, Free Estate Planning Services for Low-Income Veterans Amid COVID-19 Crisis

 Estate Planning Project at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School will use funds to help vulnerable veterans with wills, healthcare proxies, other legal needs The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School is …

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Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs Recognizes Six Students—Including Two LSC Alums—for Outstanding Work

This year, the Harvard Law School Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs has recognized six students from the Class of 2020 for their outstanding clinical and pro bono work: Daniel Moubayed ’20, International Human …

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Working and Learning as a Clinical Student—Before and During the Time of Corona

Chrysonthia Horne ‘20, spent three semesters as a clinical student in the Veterans Legal Clinic at the Legal Services Center. Horne was recently honored with the Clinical and Pro Bono Outstanding Student Award for, among …

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LSC Clinics Work Creatively to Assist Client Communities Affected by COVID-19

The attorneys and student advocates at the Legal Services Center continue to work tirelessly for our clients as they face unprecedented challenges and financial distress.  Below is a brief update on just some of our …

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Legislators Encourage Massachusetts Veterans to Apply for Available State Financial Assistance

Monthly Cash Assistance and Emergency Benefits Provided by Local Veterans Services Officers in Every City and Town Across Massachusetts Massachusetts is home to 380,000 of the nation’s 21 million veterans. More than half are aged …

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LSC Responds to COVID-19: An Update from Our Clinics

The Legal Services Center’s staff and students hope you are staying safe and healthy. We are all doing the best we can as we take on new challenges in advocating for client communities made ever …

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Veterans Legal Clinic Releases Report Documenting VA’s Systemic Denial of Health Care to Veterans with Bad Paper

More than 400,000 veterans currently at risk of being unlawfully turned away from treatment for service-related mental health conditions and other disabilities without due process Thousands of veterans with less-than-honorable “bad paper” discharges have been …

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Trailblazing Military Leader and LGBTQ Civil Rights Advocate Delivers Disabled American Veterans Lecture Sponsored by LSC

When Shannon McLaughlin was asked in 2010 to be the lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit demanding that partners and family members of LGBTQ military service members and veterans receive the same benefits as those …

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SAVE THE DATE: Lieutenant Colonel Shannon McLaughlin To Give DAV Lecture Thursday, Nov. 21

Lieutenant Colonel Shannon McLaughlin of the Massachusetts Army National Guard will deliver this year’s Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, November 21 at noon at Harvard Law School. McLaughlin, who deployed to Afghanistan …

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New Veterans Initiative Launched To Connect Low-Income Veterans With Underutilized Benefits

For Immediate Release November 5, 2019 Contact: Katie Ward 603-689-8170 New Veterans Initiative Launched To Connect Low-Income Veterans With Underutilized Benefits New Online Tool Aims to Help Thousands of Low-Income Massachusetts Veterans Access Financial Assistance …

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Learning by Doing: A Student’s Perspective from LSC’s Safety Net Project

By Bryan Sohn Before law school, I spent four years working in the education and non-profit world. By the end of my 1L year, I was feeling frustrated about being trapped in the “HLS bubble.” …

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Veterans Legal Clinic to Create Discharge Upgrade Practice Manual with Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

The Veterans Legal Clinic is partnering with Connecticut Veterans Legal Center to significantly advance the practice of discharge upgrade law by developing a comprehensive Discharge Upgrade Practice Manual for veteran advocates and an online, searchable …

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“The newest Federal Court Experiment”: Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims speaks at Harvard Law School

On Thursday, November 8th, Chief Judge Robert N. Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims gave the 2018 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Distinguished Lecture at Harvard Law School to an audience of …

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Veterans Legal Clinic Welcomes DAV General Counsel for Conversation About His Role & Career Path

Christopher J. Clay, General Counsel of Disabled American Veterans (DAV), shared his perspectives on current challenges facing disabled veterans and his experiences as general counsel of national non-profit organization during a talk at Harvard Law …

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VA Secretary Shulkin Discusses Needs of Disabled Veterans During Visit to Harvard Law School & Veterans Legal Clinic

For the fourth year in a row, the Veterans Legal Clinic of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School gathered together veterans, veterans service organizations, government officials. community providers, veterans advocates and lawyers, and …

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Advocacy Alert: Low-Income Military Retirees Left Unprotected in Federal Payment Levy Program

In a recent blog post, Clinical Professor Keith Fogg, Director of the Federal Tax Clinic at LSC, advocates for the IRS to ensure that low-income veterans who receive military retirement payments are protected from financial …

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