WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Veterans Consortium (TVC) awarded The Veterans Consortium 2017 Pro Bono Mission Partner Awards to the following: Duane Morris LLP was honored as the 2017 TVC Law Firm Pro Bono Mission Partner; Google Inc. was honored as the 2017 TVC Corporate Pro Bono Mission Partner, and the team of BakerHostetler and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company were honored as the 2017 TVC Law Firm/Corporate Pro Bono Mission Partners, at TVC's Silver Anniversary Dinner and Awards Banquet at Union Station, on October 4th, in front of a sold out crowd of veterans, national volunteers, members of congress, senior leadership of national veterans service organizations, and community supporters, gathered to celebrate 25 years of pro bono legal service to veterans and their families, caregivers and survivors. Also recognized at the event, Judge William H. Webster, former Director of the FBI and the CIA and current Chair of the Homeland Security Council, and Ms. Linda Klein, Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association, for their service as honorary co-counsel for TVC's milestone 5000th federal case currently before the U.S. CAVC, along with TVC litigation director Judy Donegan, Esq.
TVC and the Federal Pro Bono Program celebrated 25 years of service to veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors; helping them win access to the care, benefits and compensation they earned through military service. TVC has operated the federal Pro Bono Program for veterans on behalf of the U.S. CAVC since 1992.
Judge Webster was invited to serve as co-counsel because of his highly distinguished career of national public service. He currently serves as co-chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Ms. Klein was invited to serve as co-counsel because of her recent work as the President of the ABA and her efforts to focus on improving access to justice for 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.
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