(Pictured: M-VETS Student-Advisor Josh Morrow (left) and LSNV Paralegal Richard Lane (right))
The Antonin Scalia Law School Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) provided support to Legal Services of Northern Virginia (“LSNV”) during this year’s Freedom Day USA celebration. Dr. Kathleen Mullaney hosted the Freedom Day USA celebration at her dental office located in Alexandria, Virginia on 5 October 2019. M-VETS student-advisor Joshua Morrow represented Scalia Law School and the M-VETS clinic by assisting LSNV in spreading the word about the pro bono legal services provided by M-VETS and LSNV.
The Freedom Day USA celebration provides an opportunity for businesses across the United States to join a national Thank You Movement for the members of our military and their immediate families, along with Veterans. Each business participant is providing a thank you gift, in the form of free services, goods, discounts, and various other offers. This year, Dr. Mullaney provided free dental services to veterans while LSNV and M-VETS promoted their pro bono legal services for veterans during this celebration. M-VETS Director, Timothy M. MacArthur, believes outreach at functions like Freedom Day USA celebrations are essential to promoting the M-VETS clinic. “These outreach opportunities provide a valuable learning experience to the student-advisors as they are able to learn more about our client population. Also, when we provide support at an event where we know a large number of veterans will be present we are able to promote our services and help a few more veterans,” MacArthur said.
Student-Advisor Josh Morrow commented: “The event was an insightful experience to how important these pro bono services are to our Veterans. More importantly, it allowed me and members of LSNV to talk with Veterans about pending legal issues they were going through and educate them on the legal services available to them. I hope events like this become more frequent so we can help our Veterans and continue to provide information about the legal services offered by M-VETS and LSNV.”
M-VETS will continue to conduct outreach and provide information regarding the Scalia Law School to active-duty members of the armed forces, their families, and veterans. Please keep visiting our webpage to keep updated on future events.