George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

M-VETS Finalizes Adoption of Army Veteran’s Granddaughter

(Pictured: Student-Advisor Doug Boyle) The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) assisted an Army Veteran and his wife in adopting their teenaged granddaughter who has lived with them for more than twelve years. In 2009, the Veteran’s wife was granted legal custody of their granddaughter. When the granddaughter’s biological mother moved out-of-state, the Veteran … Continue reading “M-VETS Finalizes Adoption of Army Veteran’s Granddaughter”

M-VETS Secures Honorable Discharge for Navy Veteran

The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS) successfully argued before the Navy Discharge Review Board for a Navy veteran to receive a fully Honorable conditions discharge, change in the narrative reason for separation, and an upgrade to his Reenlistment Code.  Filed in 2021, the M-VETS’s request was recently approved by the Navy Discharge Review … Continue reading “M-VETS Secures Honorable Discharge for Navy Veteran”

Amazon Donates $25,000 to M-VETS Capital Campaign to Expand Pro Bono Legal Services

With its arrival in Arlington, Amazon has established itself as a significant community partner and continued to strengthen those ties this month by making a donation to the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School.  The funding will help support a third attorney position, greatly expanding … Continue reading “Amazon Donates $25,000 to M-VETS Capital Campaign to Expand Pro Bono Legal Services”

M-VETS Supports NSI/MINSLA Open House

(Pictured: Zach Kobokovich, Chapman Good) The Antonin Scalia Law School Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) supported the NSI/MINSLA Open House Event on 21 October 2021. Student-advisors Zach Kobokovich, Chapman Good, and John Madigan II represented the M-VETS clinic by proving information about the legal services offered by M-VETS and their experiences in the … Continue reading “M-VETS Supports NSI/MINSLA Open House”

M-VETS Secures Disability Compensation for a Retired U.S. Air Force Veteran due to Exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam

(M-VETS Student-Advisors Megan Huppee (left) and Samantha Lewis (right)) The Antonin Scalia Law School Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) secured Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) disability compensation for a retired U.S. Air Force veteran for his service in Vietnam.  M-VETS argued in a brief before the DVA that the veteran was entitled to … Continue reading “M-VETS Secures Disability Compensation for a Retired U.S. Air Force Veteran due to Exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam”

M-VETS Prevails and Secures Honorable Discharge for Army Combat Veteran

The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS) successfully argued before the Army Discharge Review Board for an Army Combat veteran to receive a fully Honorable conditions discharge.  Filed in 2019, the M-VETS request was recently approved by the Army Discharge Review Board and the veteran now has a fully Honorable conditions discharge reflected on … Continue reading “M-VETS Prevails and Secures Honorable Discharge for Army Combat Veteran”

M-VETS Assists Navy Veteran with Adoption and Expungement

The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) successfully assisted a Navy Veteran with two civil matters in the Loudoun County Circuit Court.  In the first matter, M-VETS represented the Veteran in filing a Petition for Adoption of his nephew who has been residing with the Veteran for several years after his mother was incarcerated … Continue reading “M-VETS Assists Navy Veteran with Adoption and Expungement”

M-VETS Assists Air Force Reservist in Securing Return of Security Deposit

(Pictured: M-VETS Student-Advisor Jonathan Moeller) The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) assisted an Air Force Reservist with securing the return of his $3,300 security deposit wrongfully withheld by his Landlord. After the Reservist was separated from active duty in late 2019, he provided notice to his Landlord of his intent to terminate his … Continue reading “M-VETS Assists Air Force Reservist in Securing Return of Security Deposit”

M-VETS Helps a Survivor of Military Sexual Trauma Clear Erroneous UCMJ Titling Decision

In July 2020, the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) successfully cleared the name of a survivor of military sexual trauma from the Army Crimes Records Center (CRC) database. The survivor is an Army veteran who served on active duty in the 1990s. Two of her fellow soldiers sexually assaulted her while she was … Continue reading “M-VETS Helps a Survivor of Military Sexual Trauma Clear Erroneous UCMJ Titling Decision”

M-VETS Wins $55,000.00 in Disability Compensation for Retired Air Force Veteran

The Antonin Scalia Law School Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) secured Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) disability compensation for a retired U.S. Air Force veteran. M-VETS argued in a brief before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals the veteran was entitled to service connection and disability payments for a condition caused by military service. … Continue reading “M-VETS Wins $55,000.00 in Disability Compensation for Retired Air Force Veteran”