Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Veterans Clinic to Receive Organization Award

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic of Yale Law School will receive the 2015 Organization Award from the Hispanic-American Veterans of Connecticut. The award will be presented at the group’s eighth annual military ball on November 21, 2015, in North Haven, Connecticut.

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic, established in 2010, represents Connecticut veterans in litigation before administrative agencies and courts, on benefits, discharge upgrade, immigration, and civil rights cases. In addition, clinic students represent local and national organizations in non-litigation matters relating to the legal needs of veterans, including regulatory and legislative reform efforts, media advocacy, strategic planning, and other matters.

The clinic makes special efforts to assist vulnerable veteran populations and those least connected to existing service networks, such as women, recently returned, non-citizen, LGBT, veterans of color, and elderly veterans.

The Hispanic-American Veterans of Connecticut, Inc. was founded on November 5, 2006. The organization was created from a group of veterans and community volunteers that came together after they joined efforts for several weeks to bring Hispanic-American Veterans representation to the Greater Hartford Veterans Parade 2006. Its mission is to provide bilingual (Spanish & English) services to all Connecticut Veterans as well as their families.