WASHINGTON, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Military Appreciation Month, WDC: The Veterans Consortium (TVC) announces that the Honorable Judge William H. Webster, former Director of the FBI and the CIA and current Chair of the Homeland Security Council, and Linda Klein, current President of the American Bar Association, will serve as Honorary Co-counsel for TVC's milestone 5000th appellate case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC).
Acknowledging TVC's 5000th case is an opportunity for TVC to celebrate 25 years of service to- veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors by helping them win access to the benefits and compensation they earned through military service. The Pro Bono Program for veterans has been operated on behalf of the USCAVC since 1992.
Judge Webster was invited to serve as co-counsel because of his highly distinguished career of national public service. After serving as a US naval officer, attorney and federal judge, he was appointed by President Carter to lead the FBI and then appointed by President Reagan to serve as Director of the CIA until his retirement from public office in 1991. He currently serves as co-chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council and is a practicing attorney at the Washington D.C. offices of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.
Ms. Klein was invited to serve as co-counsel because of her work as the President of the ABA and her efforts to focus on improving access to justice and providing legal assistance to our nation's veterans. "We have learned that many veterans do not know the problem they have is a legal one," said Klein. "These are men and women who put their life on the line for our country, in defense of our liberty. When our justice system fails these people, we must answer their call and fight on their behalf." Linda Klein is a senior managing shareholder at Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz and the first woman to serve as president of the State Bar of Georgia.
TVC Pro Bono Program attorneys and staff have won over 3,700 cases since 1992 at the CAVC, the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Honorary co-counsels for TVC's 1000th case were former Senators Robert J. Dole and George J. Mitchell, US Army veterans.
Contact TVC , a national 501c3 celebrating 25 years of pro bono service to U.S. veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors.
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SOURCE The Veterans Consortium