UT Law to host Veterans Day CLE program

The University of Tennessee College of Law invites lawyers, students, faculty, and members of the community to a continuing legal education (CLE) program on November 11, focused on the needs of veterans.

Presented by the UT Law Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Institute for Professional Leadership, “Volunteering for Veterans: Project Salute, the Needs of Veterans, and Becoming Involved,” will be held in Room 132 of the College of Law, 1505 West Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville. The program will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., with a “meet and greet” after the program.

During the first portion of the program Brad Morgan, interim director of the Bettye B. Lewis Career Center and associate director of the Institute for Professional Leadership, will provide an overview and discussion of the access to justice needs in Tennessee and initiatives to address these needs. He will examine not only the data related to needs and what is being done to address those needs, but also access to justice through the lens of the Rules of Professional Conduct and the ethical implications of access to justice initiatives. Particular focus will be directed toward the needs of veterans.

During the second part of the program alumna Tasha C. Blakney (’99), the immediate past president of the Knoxville Bar Association, will focus on Project Salute, a program in which volunteer attorneys educate veterans on available benefits and assist them in obtaining these benefits. This discussion will focus on the needs that Project Salute addresses and how to become involved in the project.

Two hours of CLE credit are available for this program. Registration for this event is required, and there is a $10 fee for lawyers seeking CLE credit. UT students, faculty, and staff may attend this program for free, but are still required to register.