Charles Shanor will retire this month after 41 years of teaching. In addition to his role as a beloved professor, he also established institutions that will endure at Emory Law well beyond his tenure. In 2013, Shanor created the Emory Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans with Director Emeritus Lane Dennard and two student leaders; he currently serves as co-director.
Founded in 2013, the Emory Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans provides pro bono legal services for U.S. veterans and their families, assisting them with negotiating the often-overwhelming bureaucracy of seeking disability benefit claims.
Drew Early, co-director of Emory Law's Volunteer Clinic for Veterans was featured in a report on the clinic's work on behalf of Georgia veterans, including Veterans Affairs appeals for medical and other benefits. Early said the clinic is currently working on about 160 cases.
Emory Law continues its important work on behalf of Georgia veterans seeking the benefits earned by their service, thanks to the excellent work of the Volunteer Clinic for Veterans, founded by two Emory Law students in 2013.
Every other Monday beginning Feb. 22, a portion of the Starbucks near the new Ponce City Market in Atlanta will become a law office for veterans. The Emory Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans will offer Military Mondays, free legal advice to veterans looking for representation on everything from service-related disability claims to pension issues.
We are extremely proud of our Volunteer Clinic for Veterans, which was founded by two Emory Law students in 2013.
The Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) recognized the dedication to public service of three exemplary leaders at its 19th annual Inspiration Awards ceremony held Tuesday, February 3. Among the honorees were a public defender, a labor and employment lawyer, and a philanthropic consultant ¿ all tireless public servants in the Atlanta community and beyond.
On this Veterans Day, I join the entire Emory Law community in honoring our members of the military. We are deeply grateful for their sacrifice that secures for all of us the protections of the rule of law.
The Volunteer Clinic for Veterans has received the Law Group Excellence in Award to Justice award from the Pro Bono Section of the State Bar of Georgia.
In his second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln recognized that our nation should "care for him [and her] who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and orphan." The needs of our veterans are significant today. There are more than 750,000 veterans in Georgia and more than 200,000 of this total live in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.
Emory Law students¿ meaningful public service work was recognized in April during Emory University¿s campus-wide awards ceremony for leadership, service and diversity.
A new student-founded clinic at Emory University School of Law will focus on justice for Atlanta-area veterans by providing free legal representation for disability benefit claims and appeal hearings. Students also will work alongside experienced attorneys on legislation and other initiatives to create an alternative court for Georgia veterans involved in criminal proceedings.