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GGU School of Law’s Fifth Annual Veterans Law Conference

Recognizing the Military Service of Women and LGBT Veterans: Promoting Achievements & Solving Challenges


November 3, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT | Golden Gate University, 536 Mission Street, Room 2203, San Francisco, CA 94105

Conference attendees may earn up to three hours of MCLE credit.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Colonel Linda Strite Murnane United States Air Force (retired) Chair of the American Bar Association Judicial Division WAITING FOR BIO
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OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Zoe Dunning

Retired Navy Cmdr.

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Stephen Zollman

Vice-Chair of the ABA Judicial Division Lawyers Conference

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EVENT REGISTRATION

Tickets for this event are priced as follows:
  • Military (active or retired) = Free
  • Students = $10
  • General Admission = $20
Purchase tickets [MAKE A BUTTON THAT WILL LINK TO THE REGISTRATION PAGE] Please note: Proceeds from this Veterans Conference will be donated to support GGU Law's Veterans Legal Advocacy Center.
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EVENT AGENDA

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SPONSORS

[USE LOGOS FOUND ON T: DRIVE FOR THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS] Thomson Reuters (silver) Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP (silver) ARAG (bronze)

Community sponsors:

ABA Judicial Division GGU Veterans Law Student Association Legal Aid Society Queens Bench Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, please contact Dan Devoy at (415) 442-6679 or ddevoy@ggu.edu.
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CONFERENCE MISSION STATEMENT

Upon leaving military service, women veterans face unique challenges and opportunities that their male counterparts do not. These challenges include access to comprehensive health care, discrimination and violations of the repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, and living in a society that does not fully recognize their contributions. However, women comprise 10% of all veterans, and that number is expected to rise to 15% by the year 2030. They are younger, more diverse, and more likely to be employed than male veterans. Despite these facts, women veterans often fall through the cracks within the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Fifth Annual Veterans Conference will focus on these issues and explore solutions to benefit a deserving population.


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ABOUT THE GGU VETERANS LEGAL ADVOCACY CENTER

Students working with GGU Law’s Veterans Legal Advocacy Center (VLAC) help underserved veterans gain access to legal representation and ensure that former military members get access to the medical care and disability benefits they earned. Participating students research the validity of each claim and submit persuasive briefs to the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense in support of their case.

If you participate in VLAC, you will work under the supervision of a veterans’ rights attorney while you interview and work with clients to obtain all information necessary to support their claims. The VLAC, and its student clinicians, have helped clients obtain thousands of dollars in benefits and upgrade their discharges to honorable conditions.


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