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    04.09.14 Location change for Symposium - Fighting for Veterans: Meeting the Need for Legal Services in New York City (CLE program)
    Fighting for Veterans
    Wednesday, April 9
    9:00 am — 12:00 pm
    Light breakfast and coffee will be served at 8:30 am

    Brooklyn Law School
    Location change:
    Feil Hall, Forchelli Conference Center

    205 State St. (between Court Street and Boerum Place)
    Brooklyn, NY

    Online registration for this event is now closed. Please contact regarding general registration or the BLS CLE Administrator at for CLE registration information.

    Read more about the panelists here.

    About the Symposium
    Join us for a half-day program devoted to the legal needs of veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The issue is especially relevant to New York City, home to a quarter-million veterans. Lawyers can play a tremendous role in assisting both veterans and their families.

    It is widely known that disabled veterans are entitled to — and rely upon — Department of Veterans Affairs benefits. One panel will focus on the claims process, and another will highlight other important legal issues confronting veterans, and how lawyers can best serve them. 

    Representatives from private practice, the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Assistance Project at the City Bar Justice Center, the Veteran Advocacy Project at the Urban Justice Center, and the New York Legal Assistance Group will take part in this important and timely discussion with the assistance of BLS Law Students for Veterans’ Rights. 

    The program is free for those who do not want CLE credit. All attendees, however, must RSVP.

    CLE Credit
    This course provides three CLE credits in the State of New York. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the category is Professional Practice.

    Cost for CLE Credit:

    $30 ($10 per CLE credit) for Brooklyn Law School graduates who hold a current BLS Alumni Association Membership Card. If you would like to join, you can do so here or call (718) 780-7966 for more information.

    $120 ($40 per CLE credit) for all others.

    Brooklyn Law School may offer financial assistance to participants who meet certain qualifications. Our financial aid policy is available at

    A full refund will be made for cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the program. No refunds will be issued less than 24 hours before the program begins. 

    For more information on registering for CLE credits for this event, please contact Matilda Garrido, CLE Administrator at

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