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Syracuse Law's Sept 28 "Valor Day" Provides Free Resources for Local Veterans and Service Members

(Sept. 30, 2013/Syracuse, NY) On Saturday, Sept. 28, Syracuse University College of Law’s Veterans Issues, Support Initiative and Outreach Network (VISION), in conjunction with the Onondaga County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Project (VLP), presented the 2nd VALOR Day at Syracuse Law. Over thirty volunteers convened at Syracuse University College of Law to provide services and referrals to over 60 veterans seeking information and assistance.

The event brought together local attorneys, counselors, and financial professionals to provide a day of help and advocacy for local veterans facing legal, financial, and personal issues.  It also included over a dozen veterans advocacy groups who were on hand to help provide access to information about a wide array of resources and activities geared towards veterans and their families. Services included legal advice, readjustment and vocational counseling, resume reviews, and credit counseling services.

SU Law students coordinate a day of free services to support CNY Vets. #SUValorDay

SU Law students coordinate
a day of free services to support CNY Vets.

"With the growing numbers of veterans and service members on our campus and in our community, we have a great opportunity to help assist individuals who have served our country,” said Josh Keefe, VISION co-founder, Marine Corps First Lieutenant and third-year law student. “We believe that there are unique resources that law schools can provide to our veteran community,” said co-founder Tom Caruso, who is also a third year law student. VALOR Day is a major stepping stone toward the College of Law becoming an important advocate and resource for our warriors and their families.”

All veterans, service members and their immediate family are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact VISION@law.syr.edu or follow VISION on Facebook www.facebook.com/IHAVEVISION.