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”

M-VETS Student Advisors Secure Favorable Settlement for Veteran in Landlord/Tenant Matter

(Pictured: Student Advisor Holly Kresge and Student Advisor Corey Pray) In November 2019, the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) successfully negotiated and finalized a settlement on behalf of an Air Force Veteran and his wife in connection with a Tenant’s Assertion claim filed by the couple against their former landlord. Leading up to … Continue reading “M-VETS Student Advisors Secure Favorable Settlement for Veteran in Landlord/Tenant Matter”

M-VETS Prevails for Veteran at the Air Force Discharge Review Board

The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS) successfully argued before the Air Force Discharge Review Board (AFDRB) on behalf of a client seeking to receive a change in the narrative reason for separation on a DD 214. The request, filed in 2018, was unanimously approved by the voting members of the AFDRB. The veteran … Continue reading “M-VETS Prevails for Veteran at the Air Force Discharge Review Board”

M-VETS Finalizes Stepparent Adoption for Army Veteran After Birth Mother Loses Battle with Cancer

(Pictured: Rachel Petrik) The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic assisted an Army Veteran in adopting his two adult stepchildren after their birth mother, the Veteran’s wife, passed away from a long battle with cancer. The Veteran married the girls’ mother in 2009, but several years later was himself diagnosed with a treatable form of … Continue reading “M-VETS Finalizes Stepparent Adoption for Army Veteran After Birth Mother Loses Battle with Cancer”