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 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