Thursday April 3, 2014 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday April 4, 2014 at 3:15 PM EDT

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McDermott Will & Emery 
Washington, D.C. 


Hotel Information

Our hotel of choice is the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, located at: 500 H St. N.W. The group rate for the hotel room is $249/night. The group rate expired on  February 21, 2014, but the hotel may extend the rate to you on a case-by-case basis if you book after the 21st.

To take advantage of this deal, you can:

  • Call the Marriott reservation line at 1-877-399-6024. The group is called "College William Mary" and the rate code is "CWM".


  • Book the hotel online at www.marriott.com/wasfc. Put in the dates you will need, click on "special rates and awards", select group code, and put in "CWMCWMC" to take you to the proper group block.


Diana Cooper 
William & Mary Law School Clinics 

More Information

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic. 

We encourage you to consider attending a related event, the Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Law Forum 2014, being held on April 2nd. http://www.va.gov/OGC/VetLaw.asp

UPDATE: 3/27/14: Our wait list is closed. We're extremely excited to see all of our attendees next week!


 UPDATE: 3/21/2014: Here is our final agenda and panelist listing. Enjoy!


 UPDATE: 2/27/12: Registration is closed. If you are still interested in coming to our event, you can join our WAIT LIST (wait list now closed).

If you, or somone you know is interested in sponsoring the conference in order to increase the number of attendees, please contact Professor Patricia Roberts at perobe@wm.edu or Diana Cooper at djcooper@wm.edu.


This free two day program, hosted by the College of William and Mary Law School's Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic, will help you learn about how to organize a veterans pro bono legal clinic at your law school or firm; learn about how to address the legal and psychological needs of veterans; and provide an introduction to veterans benefits law (CLE credit pending). Please see below for our updated agenda.

Thanks to McDermott Will & Emery, who donated their conference space for our meeting. The conference will take place in the McDermott building at: 500 North Capitol Street, 9th Floor Capitol Conference Room, N.W., Washington, DC 20001.

Check back here or at our facebook page for more updates. 

Abbreviated Agenda:

Thursday, April 3, 2014

8:00 A.M. - 8:45 | Continental Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00 | Welcome from William & Mary

9:00 - 10:15 | Legal Needs of Veterans and How to Meet Them- Law School and Law Firm Models

10:15 - 10:30 | Break

10:30 - 12:00 | Legal Needs of Veterans and How to Meet Them- Law School and Law Firm Models (continued)

12:00 - 1:30 | Lunch with Keynote Speaker Senator Mark Warner and Conference Sponsors

1:30 - 2:45 | Psychological Needs of Veterans; Secondary Trauma Issues

2:45 - 4:00 | How to Start Programs for Veterans at law schools and law firms

4:30 - 6:30 | Reception at the Russell Senate Office Building

Friday, April 4, 2014

10:30 A.M. - 12:00  | Collaborating with Other Professionals, Veterans Courts, and Medical-Legal Partnerships

12:00 - 1:00 | Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 | Introduction to Veterans Benefits Law (CLE credit pending)

3:15 | Adjourn