VALOR to host free legal workshop for veterans Saturday, Nov. 14

Veterans Advocacy Law Organization (VALOR), Wake Forest Law’s student veterans group, will host a free legal workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Worrell Professional Center’s Law Commons and Room 1310. A complimentary light breakfast and lunch will be served. This event — held in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11 — is open to local veterans and to those currently serving in the military, according to VALOR Secretary Chris Salemme.

Registration at http://valor.law.wfu.edu/ is requested by Monday, Nov. 9.

Local attorneys will provide information about employment discrimination, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, family law, fair housing programs and landlord/tenant law as applied to veterans. Three presentations — employment, housing and family law — will be followed by a question-and-answer period. The attorneys scheduled to present are Kim Bonuomo, Allman Spry; Michael Jefferson, Spilman Thomas & Battle; Ed Sharp, Legal Aid of North Carolina; and Adolfo Briceno, Winston-Salem Human Relations Department.

A fourth presentation by the federal Veterans Justice Outreach Program will be held during lunch, Salemme added.

There is an opportunity for up to six veterans to have a will or advance directive drafted following the event. Those who wish to take part in a will or advance directive session can indicate their preference on the pre-registration form. The sessions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The mission of the Wake Forest Law VALOR organization is to educate students on veterans issues and laws, provide support to homeless veterans in Winston-Salem and to offer volunteer opportunities to students to help veterans and military families.

For more information, contact Salemme at salecj14@wfu.edu.