Executive Director Mike Rooney was impressed as he toured the new offices of the John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC) on May 9 at the Open House event. ”The facility itself is beyond excellent,” he said. Located on 19 W. Jackson Blvd. in downtown Chicago, the new VLSC home boasts an open floor plan with plenty of seating, natural light, and a soothing color palette to ensure that veterans feel secure. Mike noted that the design incorporates “careful attention to the kinds of details that will be crucially important to returning veterans who served in combat zones.”
With the mission, “Serving Those Who Serve,” the VLSC assists more than 400 veterans a year with their benefit appeals and other legal needs. The VLSC is one of the first clinics of its kind in the U.S. and has helped to shape numerous other veterans clinics throughout the country. Mike applauded “the spirit of service and dedication displayed by all the JMLS leadership, faculty, staff and students in making the Center and Clinic a reality. Kudos to you all!”
May also marks the release of the 2013 Update to the Military Service & The Law 2009 Edition anticipated later this month from IICLE®Press.