VALOR to celebrate Veterans Awareness Week Nov. 7-9 with panel discussion, Marine Corps cake cutting ceremony

The Veterans Advocacy Legal Organization (VALOR) will sponsor a number of events at the law school to celebrate Veterans Awareness Week from Nov. 7-9, 2017. The events will include a panel discussion and a Marine Corps cake cutting ceremony.

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Triad Business Journal features Health Law and Policy Program study regarding Medicaid and N.C. veterans

Professor Mark Hall, director of the Health Law and Policy Program, and research associate Katherine E. Booth (JD ’15) authored the study,  ”Can Medicaid help (North Carolina) military veterans?”

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Health Law and Policy Program releases study revealing how Medicaid could help 12,000 uninsured North Carolina veterans

Wake Forest Law’s Mark A. Hall, professor of Law & Public Health, and Katherine E. Booth (JD ’15), Health Law and Policy research associate, have released the study entitled, “Can Medicaid help (North Carolina) military veterans?” The study is the product of Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program and can be read here.

“This report is the first look at a critically important but little known issue — low-income veterans without access to comprehensive health insurance coverage due to state policy,” said Allen Smart, vice president of programs at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, which provided support for the study. “We hope the findings will become part of the broader conversation around Medicaid expansion.”

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Judge Marvin Pope (JD ’73) brings North Carolina’s second Veterans Treatment Court to Buncombe County

Judge Marvin Pope (JD ’73), the resident Superior Court judge in Buncombe County, North Carolina, introduced the state’s second Veterans Treatment Court earlier this spring, one of only 227 in the country.  His work is profiled in the article, “Living Portrait: Judge Marvin Pope,” written by Kora Manheimer and published originally in the Asheville Citizen-Times on May 27, 2016.

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TWC News features new free Veterans Legal Clinic

The law school’s new Veterans Legal Clinic is featured in the following story by TWC News. The original story can be found here.

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New Veterans Legal Clinic students, alumni highlighted in Winston-Salem Journal

Wake Forest Law’s new Veterans Legal Clinic was highlighted in a Winston-Salem Journal article titled, “Wake Forest law students start clinic to help veterans,” that was published on  Nov. 30. John Harper (JD ’16) and Chris Alderman (JD ’16) were quoted in the article. along with Professor Steve Virgil, who is director of the clinic. Harper, a former U.S. Army captain, was deployed to Afghanistan for nine months and also served as a military intelligence officer. The original article is available here. The article also appears in the Greensboro News and Record and on Greedy Associates. Continue reading »

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VALOR members provide free legal advice to veterans

TWC News came out to the Saturday, Nov. 14, Veterans Legal Clinic sponsored by VALOR. Following is the original story, which can be found here:

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Alumni participate in NCBA Elder and Special Needs Law Symposium

Alumni from the Elder Law Clinic of Wake Forest Law participated in the 2014 Elder & Special Needs Law Symposium and VA Accreditation Course, presented by the N.C. Bar Association Foundation, which was held in Pinehurst, N.C., on Feb. 27-28. There were 125 people who attended the conference. The Wake Forest Elder Law Clinic  has helped train attorneys who now practice across this state.   Continue reading »