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Medal of Honor recipient Captain Florent Groberg to speak on behalf of Veterans Legal Clinic on March 15


While leading a security patrol of American and Afghan military personnel on Aug. 4, 2012, U.S. Army Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg suffered severe life-threatening injuries when he derailed an attack by two suicide bombers. In 2015, Captain Groberg was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the war in Afghanistan.

Wake Forest Law will host two events on March 15, 2017 — one in Winston-Salem and one in Charlotte —  to highlight the work of the law school’s new Veterans Legal Clinic. The keynote speaker is Captain Groberg whose presentation is entitled, “Opportunities Earned and Leadership Learned: An American Hero’s Journey.” Seating is limited to please RSVP for this event here.

The Winston-Salem event will be held at noon in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312, on the Reynolda Campus. The Charlotte event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Bank of America Training Center in Uptown.

North Carolina has the eighth-largest veteran population in the country with 775,000 veterans, nearly 10 percent of North Carolina residents.

The Veterans Legal Clinic provides pro bono legal services to veterans for military-related issues currently not addressed or underserved by existing programs. The clinic serves NC military personnel including active duty service members, reservists, and veterans. All legal assistance is provided by Wake Forest Law students under the supervision of licensed attorneys. The clinic offers assistance in the following areas: employment law, discharge upgrade, consumer protection, and landlord/tenant law.

The Veterans Legal Clinic is currently accepting clients. If you know a veteran in need of the clinic’s services, please visit the application page or call 336-758-4950.