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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2009

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FINAL CONGRESSIONAL PASSAGE OF $100,000 TO CREATE LONG ISLAND LEGAL ADVOCACY CLINIC FOR VETERANS


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Will Create Mobile Clinic To Serve Veterans Across All Of Long Island

Schumer: When Men And Women Risk Their Lives Overseas They Deserve The Best Possible Services, And This Mobile Clinic Will Go A Long Way In Providing Them The Resources They Need

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced final Congressional passage of $100,000 to create a Long Island legal advocacy clinic for veterans. Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center will use the funds to create a legal advocacy clinic for veterans to help with a myriad of legal issues and obstacles to obtaining benefits to which veterans are entitled, including insurance, housing, education, family issues, and jobs. The mobile clinic would serve all of Long Island.

 

“When men and women risk their lives they deserve the best possible services, and this mobile clinic will go a long way in providing them with the legal resources they need when they return,” Schumer said. “Oftentimes, veterans find themselves drowning in legal issues and it can seem overwhelming to simply obtain the benefits they are entitled to. But with this new mobile clinic, veterans across Long Island can rest easy that they finally have the help they deserve.”

 

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, founded in 1980 as a division of Touro College, is committed to providing a quality legal education that encourages students to examine the moral goals of the law while promoting social justice and community service. Touro Law Center is accredited by the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

In addition, Touro Law Center is home to the Public Advocacy Center. This wing of the building houses 14 furnished offices with telephone and internet access to local non-profit agencies free of charge. Touro Law students work with these organizations to satisfy their pro-bono requirements while developing an understanding of the problems facing the local community. The Public Advocacy Center, the only one of its kind in the nation, was included to have an impact on social justice, legal training and the lives of countless individuals in and beyond the local community.

The appropriations bill will now head to President Obama for his signature.

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