NCCU Law students and faculty volunteer at 2015 Bull City Stand Down for Veterans

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2015

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Bull City Stand Down

NCCU Law students and faculty volunteer at 2015 Bull City Stand Down for Veterans

NCCU Law students and faculty volunteered Friday, September 18 at the at the 2015 Bull City Stand Down, an annual resources fair for homeless and at-risk veterans sponsored by Durham County and the non-profit and business community and held at the National Guard Armory and Stadium.  In the  Armory, veterans were able to visit tables and speak with representatives of organizations offering assistance with employment, housing, credit, taxes, legal mental health, and other services. Across Stadium Drive at the Durham County Stadium, veterans could obtain free haircuts, meals, and giveaways of donated items such as toiletries, clothing, sleeping bags, and backpacks.

Veterans Law Clinic Professor Craig Kabatchnick and his 13 students staffed a table in the Armory, providing information about services available through the Clinic to assist veterans in obtaining VA benefits.  Another group of NCCU Law students assisted Legal Aid of NC staff at their table, helping veterans with questions about housing, wills, family law, and expungement of criminal records. Other students helped with whatever tasks needed doing, from helping veterans locate the right size clothing to breaking down tables at the end of the day. A total of 27 law students volunteered.