As we kick off national Celebrate Pro Bono week, I’d like to thank you for being a member of our volunteer corps of pro bono professionals. You support a critical nation-wide mission. On behalf of so many veterans, their loved ones, and their survivors please let me express how very much we appreciate your commitment to The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.
For those of you who currently represent—or have represented—a client placed by The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, Dave Myers and his Case Evaluation & Placement team thank you for your dedication, your time, and your efforts. When you champion our clients’ appeals, you help them gain a restored sense of self-worth, receive access to equal justice, and win a multitude of benefits that materially improve their lives. By extension you also help our nation fulfill its promises to all the men and women who have served as veterans in the past as well as those who serve today.
For those of you who stand ready to take your first case from The Veterans Consortium, we appreciate your willingness to fight the good fight and we are striving to match you with the right client at the right time and place. Dave’s Deputy for Placement, Carol Scott, diligently seeks to carefully match each attorney and client given their particular situations. She recently placed her 4,000th case and I know she wants each of you to have the opportunity to help a deserving client get a fair shot and a favorable outcome.
In October of 1992, exactly 23 years ago this month, The Veterans Consortium signed up its first client in the newly formed nation-wide Pro Bono Program. Since that time dedicated volunteers like you have made the program a true success. Please accept our gratitude, and by extension the grateful thanks of thousands of deserving clients. . . .
Edmund M. Glabus
The Veterans Consortium
2101 L Street, NW, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20037
John Gear is a Salem attorney in solo practice