Military Discharge Upgrade Clinic

Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Washington, D.C.


Blank Rome Partner and Director of Pro Bono Services Kathy E. Ochroch will lead efforts in hosting the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, Blank Rome’s first legal clinic as part of the Firm’s pro bono partnership with client VMWare.

The legal clinic will be held on November 7, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the D.C. National Guard Armory, where Blank Rome and VMWare attorneys will join forces to conduct discharge upgrade interviews through the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program. They will be assisted by paralegals from the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as law students from Georgetown Law School, GW Law School, American University College of Law, and Catholic University Columbus School of Law.

The Veterans Consortium Discharge Upgrade Program provides pro bono legal representation to veterans with Other Than Honorable discharge for conduct related to post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, which can deprive veterans of benefits (including medical treatment), limit their job prospects, and damage their reputations.

To read more about this event, please see the November 2017 Monthly Brief.

Blank Rome and VMWare attorneys help out at Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
Military Discharge Upgrade Clinic on November 7, 2017