The Veterans Consortium Military Discharge Upgrade Clinic

Butler Veterans Administration Medical Center

Volunteer attorneys from Blank Rome’s Pittsburgh office and PNC participated in The Veterans Consortium’s (“TVC”) recent Military Discharge Upgrade Clinic held at the Butler VAMC (Veterans Administration Medical Center) on October 23. The clinic served more than 30 veterans, and assisted several individuals who suffer from mental health issues, like PTSD, who may be able to take on their cases to fight against the injustice of their Other Than Honorable discharges.

Blank Rome Partner and Director of Pro Bono Services Kathy E. Ochroch discusses the clinic in the Bloomberg BNA article, From the Marines to Big Law, Attorney Gives Back to Vets

Earlier this year, the Firm and long-time client VMware, Inc. were presented with TVC’s 2018 Law Firm/Corporate Pro Bono Mission Partners Award, which honored companies for their pro bono service that goes “above and beyond the call of duty” for our nation's veterans and their families, caregivers, and survivors.

In addition to the military discharge upgrade clinics, the Firm has also partnered with TVC to handle numerous veteran benefit appeals in all our offices. Blank Rome is proud to be a part of TVC’s national volunteer corps of over 2,500 highly skilled attorneys, paralegals, and related pro bono professionals providing legal services free of charge to veterans and their loves ones in the United States and abroad. For more information about TVC, please visit

TVC Military Discharge Upgrade Clinic
Pictured from L to R: Tim Millett, Mindy Turici, and Jamie Whetze from PNC, Danica Gonsalves from TVC, and Amy Joseph Coles, Jayme L. Butcher, and Eddie L. Edwards from Blank Rome.