RALEIGH, N.C. – The Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law partnered with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, and the Military Issues Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association to host a “When Duty Calls” clinic on November 5. The clinic provided disabled military veterans with pro bono legal assistance in filing service-connected disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Katherine Edwards, Russell Guilfoile, Claudia Bingham, Stephen Dimpsey, Daniel Moose, and Samantha Moore
The veterans were assisted by Campbell Law students and attorneys from several area firms.
“It was an honor to help these veterans, especially considering the things they have done for our country in the past,” said Stephen Dimpsey, Military Law Student Association President at Campbell Law, who is in his second year. “Many of these injuries were a direct result of combat they sustained while protecting the very freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis. Consequently, hosting a pro bono clinic to assist these veterans with their disability paperwork was the least we could do and I look forward to more of these events in the future.”
In all, nine veterans received legal assistance from 11 attorneys and 10 Campbell Law students.
Attending attorneys and students enjoyed hearing powerful stories from the veterans, several of whom have been partnered with accredited attorneys who will handle their cases moving forward on a pro bono basis.
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Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The School has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 25 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit http://law.campbell.edu.