“I’m from a military family, so I know that veterans are an underserved community. Entering law school I hoped to work with veterans so I feel lucky to be here today to help.” – Stephanie Rogers
New England Law|Boston students ended their first week of classes by aiding homeless and poor veterans at the Massachusetts Stand Down on Friday August, 24th. The Stand Down is an annual event designed to provide a centralized location for Veterans Administration services, food, clothing and legal assistance. This year, Shelter Legal Services (whose Co-Executive Director is Sarah Roxburgh, ’08) manned the legal services station backed up by area law students. New England students filled more than half of the afternoon positions and counseled dozens of veterans on a variety of legal topics.
“Pay it forward. Anything I can do today is not even a fraction of what [veterans] have done for us and for our country. I want to serve them for serving us.” – Angelina Bruno-Metzger
Seven New England Law | Boston students volunteered in the afternoon session. Left to right: Diana Mae Cabili, Jennifer Tremesani, Benjamin Jones, Stephanie Rogers, Mary Mulcrone, Sara Burns, and Angelina Bruno-Metzger.
Stephanie Rogers and Angelina Bruno-Metzger, quoted above.
Jennifer Tremesani and Diana Mae Cabili, returning 2Ls, were eager to help and to gain practical experience while serving the community.
Stay tuned for more information on how to get involved with Shelter Legal Services and the CLSR.