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Celebrate Pro Bono

Representing Service Members and Veterans CLE
Saturday October 29

    By: William & Mary Law School Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic
    Location:    William & Mary Law School 613 South Henry Street Williamsburg, VA

Representing Service Members and Veterans - 5.5 Virginia CLE credits and Dept. of Veterans Affairs Accreditation CLE
Sponsored by the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic, Lawyers for Warriors: Hampton Roads, and the Military and Veterans Health Law Task Force of the American Bar Association
Please join us for a CLE on Representing Service Members and Veterans!

Topics will include:

Cultural Competency when Representing Those Who Wore the Uniform
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and its Effects on Virginia Landlord-Tenant Law
Consumer Law Issues for Military and Veterans
Representing Veterans in the Disability Claims Process of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (this CLE will satisfy the requirements for continuing education in the first year of accreditation with the VA for those who apply in advance and receive their accreditation. Form to complete is here:

Speakers include the following attorneys:

Thomas Caruso, LT, JAGC, U.S. Navy
Leah Davenport, Civilian Supervisory Attorney, Oceana Naval Air Station
Dwain Alexander, II, Senior Civilian Supervisory Attorney, Regional Legal Service, Mid-Atlantic
Caleb Stone, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic
Elizabeth Tarloski, Visiting Professor of Practice, Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic
David Boelzner, Clinical Assistant Professor, Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic



Featured Event 2015

Immigrant Child Advocacy Network (ICAN)
Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants Legal Representation National Sign Up Campaign

The ABA Working Group on Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants invites you to sign up to take  a pro bono case of an unaccompanied minor immigrant in observance of the National Day of Service on October 30, 2015 as part of the  ABA Celebrate Pro Bono Week.

What is the campaign about?


In the summer of 2014, thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America arrived at the southwest border of the United States fleeing harm and seeking protection from the United States.
Click here to hear the stories of these children in a new documentary:
When these children arrive in the United States, they are detained and placed in deportation proceedings without the assistance of appointed legal counsel.  
Without legal representation, these children cannot defend themselves or present their legitimate claims for relief from deportation.


What can you do to help?


Volunteer to take a case! 

We are asking volunteers to register on Friday, October 30, 2015, the ABA National Day of Service at, the Working Group’s portal for recruitment, training and matching volunteer attorneys with unaccompanied minors who need their help.

Volunteer attorneys will be matched with established immigration legal assistance providers with a successful track record of mentoring, training and working with pro bono attorneys representing unaccompanied minor immigrants.

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Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net