Veterans Law Clinic Hosted Training Session
Web Editor - Published: January 12, 2011
“The goal is to support the Veterans Law Clinic here at Widener,” said Delaware State Bar Association Representative Albert H. Manwaring IV of Pepper Hamilton LLP in his opening remarks at a training session for attorneys interested in doing pro bono work on behalf of veterans that was held in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom on Widener Law’s Delaware campus.

The event, jointly sponsored by Widener Law’s Veterans Law Clinic and the Delaware State Bar Association took place on Monday, January 10th from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. with a reception following. Following Manwaring’s introductory remarks, Professor Justin C. Holbrook, the Director of the Veterans Law Clinic, presented him with a coin as per military tradition.

Speakers at the event included Hobrook, Veterans Law Clinic staff attorneys Gary D.Berg and Susan W. Saidel, and Robert Constantini of the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Regional Office.

Widener University’s Veterans Law Clinic began as the Veterans Assistance Program in 1997, and was among the first clinical programs for disabled veterans at a law school within the United States. The program became known as the Veterans Law Clinic in January 2006, although student interns – working with attorneys on behalf of indigent veteran clients – have been a part of the program since its start. In January 2006, the program became known as the Veterans Law Clinic, and today there is an office in Media, Pennsylvania in addition to the office on Widener Law’s Wilmington, Delaware campus.