With Memorial Day weekend approaching, Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans’ Services Francisco Ureña stopped by the BBA to give remarks during a reception for veterans in the legal profession and their families.
The reception followed a pro bono training on discharge status upgrades for veterans, and Secretary Ureña thanked the attorneys present for their dedication to aiding those who have served.
“Massachusetts may be number one in the country for veterans’ services, but we are only as good as the people who are willing help,” he said.
The training was the third in a series of educational programs for attorneys who have experience helping clients navigate a discharge upgrade case. Attorneys from the Veterans Legal Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School and the Veteran Advocacy Project of the Urban Justice Center shared their expertise.
The BBA is thankful for the opportunity to hear from Secretary Ureña. If you are interested in learning more about assisting veterans, check out the Veterans Legal Clinic website and look out for more programs at the BBA in the fall. Additionally, if you or someone you know is looking to be connected with fellow law student/attorney service members, please email Cassandra Shavney at firstname.lastname@example.org.