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U.S. Rep. Hartzler praises Veterans Clinic

In an October 1 op-ed for the Military Times, Lack of legal services shouldn’t be another hurdle for homeless veterans, U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler makes mention of Mizzou Law’s Veterans Clinic and the legal assistance they provide to help…

Professor Filbert Talks to KOPN about the Veterans Clinic Services

Professor Brent Filbert was interviewed by KOPN 89.5 Radio on August 27 regarding his military career and the work of the Law School’s Veterans Clinic. Professor Filbert described the unique experiences of military personnel and the challenges they face after their service. He explained how the Veterans Clinic helps veterans succeed by providing free representation in VA disability compensation and…

Veterans Clinic’s Filbert Speaks at Lackland AFB

Brent Filbert, clinical director of MU Law’s Veterans Clinic, recently served as a panelist to discuss Post-Service Legal Assistance. The panel spoke to more than 100 attendees at the 2019 Joint Service Disability Evaluation System (DES) conference at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The other panelists were Lynn Rodriguez, Texas A&M University Family & Veterans Advocacy Clinic, and Bridget…

Larissa Tiller, ’19, Publishes in ABA Health eSource Newsletter

Larissa Tiller, ’19, had her article published in the May 2019 issue of the American Bar Association Health Law Section’s monthly electronic newsletter, ABA Health eSource. “Out of the Blue: the Procopio Decision and its Impact on Vietnam Navy Veterans” was written as part of her work for the MU Law Veterans Clinic in Spring 2019. The article is about Navy…

Veterans Clinic Trains Attorneys and Presents Awards at The National WWI Museum

The Veterans Clinic at the University of Missouri School of Law hosted a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar and presented three awards in Kansas City at the National World War I Museum and Memorial on May 1. Mayor Sly James provided welcoming remarks and the CLE had three sessions. The first session focused on military basics and discharge upgrades. The second…

Veterans Clinic Hosting CLE and Luncheon in Kansas City

The Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic will host a CLE and luncheon at the National World War I Museum and Memorial on May 1 in Kansas City. The CLE topics include: Military basics – culture, military justice and discharge upgrades; an overview of veterans benefits; and proper attorney conduct when assisting impaired clients. At the luncheon following the CLE, the clinic…

Veterans Clinic Leaders Take the Tigers for Troops Program on the Road

Professor Angela Drake spoke to the Jefferson City Veterans Service Commission on February 14. She shared information about the best ways to help veterans through the Tigers for Troops program and the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic. On February 15, the Professor Drake and Veterans Clinic Staff Attorney Brent Filbert will lead a free Tigers for Troops Continuing Legal Education training…

2018 Veterans Clinic Symposium: Finding Footing in a Changing Landscape

In 2017, Congress passed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, which represented one of the most significant statutory changes to affect the Department of Veterans Affairs in decades. The new law will modernize the current claims and appeals processes. The department anticipates the new system will streamline resolutions, with added safeguards to ensure protections for veterans. The…

Professor Drake and the Veterans Clinic Featured in Columbia Business Times Article

Professor Angela K. Drake and the MU School of Law Veterans Clinic were featured in a recent article in the Columbia Business Times, “In Focus: Services for Our Veterans.” The article shared information about the clinic’s work with veterans and its preparation for a new law that will take effect next year, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act. The…

Veterans Clinic Faculty, Students File Brief with U.S. Supreme Court Challenging the Presumption of Competency

The School of Law Veterans Clinic recently participated in the submission of an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States. Clinic director Angela Drake was the counsel of record, while 3L Matt Mueller and 2L Tony Meyer contributed to the brief. The Veterans Clinic worked with four other law school veterans clinics in the submission of the…