(PRWEB) November 07, 2013
On Nov. 11, the United States honors its men and women who have sacrificed in service for its freedom. This Veterans Day, the Chicago Bulls will salute those heroes, as well as the students and staff at The John Marshall Law School who serve them.
At its Veterans Day game, the Bulls will recognize John Marshall’s Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC). Located in the Windy City, it is the nation’s largest free law school legal clinic that provides legal assistance to veterans navigating the VA benefit system.
“Our veterans have fought hard for our freedom. Our students, staff and attorneys fight hard to honor those heroes, and we are proud to be acknowledged for their work,” John Marshall Dean John E. Corkery said.
The president of Midway Movers, an official sponsor of the Chicago Bulls, will commend Corkery, as well as three veterans: Thomas White, clinical director of the VLSC, and John Marshall graduates Ashley Sloan and Akeela White.
“The work John Marshall does on behalf of veterans is invaluable,” Midway President Jerry Siegel said. “Midway is proud and delighted to celebrate them, and all of our nation’s men and women who serve. Midway looks forward to continuing its efforts to support John Marshall and the wonderful work it does on behalf of the veterans who have served our nation. “
John Marshall students at the VLSC work under the supervision of practicing attorneys and professors assisting veterans in resolving benefits claims and other legal problems. Among the first clinic of its kind, the VLSC began taking clients in 2007 and works with a network of more than 350 volunteer attorneys. It serves as the model that has inspired the creation of veterans legal clinics at law schools around the country.
Ashley Sloan – Sloan is a U.S. Marine Corps 2nd lieutenant who graduated from John Marshall in 2013. She is from Elk Grove Village, Ill., and earned her B.A. from Yale University. She will be returning to active duty in the coming weeks.
Akeela White – White, from Homewood, Ill., graduated from John Marshall in 2008. She served as a Sergeant in the Army and deployed to Iraq in 2003-2004. She now works in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office in Chicago.