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What is Project Salute? 

The Richland County Bar Association is launching Richland County Project Salute, a local initiative modeled after the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s national program.  The mission of Project Salute is to educate attorneys throughout the United States about the veterans claims and appeals process, and then have these attorneys volunteer to advise veterans on benefits and the claims process through community clinics.  These advisory gatherings are referred to as “Stand Downs.”

What are the important RCBA Project Salute dates to remember?

Richland County Project Salute will kick off its local initiative this August with its first live training webinar and Stand Down to follow.

Training on Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The training will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the South Carolina Bar Conference Center located at 1501 Park St. in Columbia. Lunch will be provided and the Richland County Bar Young Lawyer Division will host a happy hour following the training for attendees.

For attorneys already accredited to represent veterans before the Veterans Administration, this webinar will satisfy the VA’s legal education requirements. Unaccredited attorneys may still attend but will not be eligible for VA accreditation credits. Coordinators will request CLE credit for this webinar from the South Carolina Bar. If you would like to attend the CLE please email Will Harter at Will.Harter@HarterLawOffice.com no later than July 31, 2013.

Stand Down on August 10, 2013

The Stand Down will take place on the Saturday following the webinar, August 10, 2013, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the University of South Carolina School of Law located at 701 Main St. in Columbia. During the Stand Down, veterans in the community will have the opportunity to consult with a volunteer attorney regarding their claim or questions regarding the claims process.

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