Posted: February 14th, 2017 | By: Lisa Snedeker
Wake Forest Law will host two events, co-sponsored by Bank of America, on Wednesday, March 15 — 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 U.S. Army Capt. Florent “Flo” Groberg whose presentation is entitled, “Opportunities Earned and Leadership Learned: An American Hero’s Journey.”
While leading a security patrol of American and Afghan military personnel on Aug. 4, 2012, Capt. Groberg suffered severe life-threatening injuries when he derailed an attack by two suicide bombers. In 2015, Capt. Groberg was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the war in Afghanistan.
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. The events are open to the media and members of the Wake Forest University community but seating is limited so please RSVP for the Winston-Salem event and the Charlotte event.
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.