CVLC’s Discretionary Injustice Report Highlighted in the Washington Post!
The Washington Post covered CVLC’s Discretionary Justice Report. Click here to read the article.Read More
Connecticut Veterans Legal Center Releases New Data Revealing Stark Racial Disparities in Military Administrative Separations
Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) announces the publication of “Discretionary Injustice: How Racial Disparities in the Military’s Administrative Separation System Harm Black Veterans,” a report revealing stark racial disparities in military administrative separations. Comprising over one million individual separations, Discretionary Injustice draws on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) data obtained by CVLC from the Army, Navy, Air…Read More
Pro Bono Spotlight – Attorney Mike Kennedy
Attorney Mike Kennedy has always taken the legal profession’s responsibility to provide voluntary pro bono services seriously. Much of Mike’s work as an attorney is his work suing debt collectors under the fair debt collection practices act, and he has devoted his career to helping many people who can’t afford an attorney. “I knew I…Read More
Pro Bono Spotlight – Attorney Eva Puorro
Eva Puorro has had helping veterans on her radar for quite some time. She is an experienced litigator, having practiced in New York and Connecticut for many years, and more recently worked for a startup company that provides expert medical opinions and for veterans and veterans’ advocates. When Eva saw the opportunity to volunteer at…Read More
Pro Bono Spotlight – Attorney Cullen Guilmartin
Cullen Guilmartin first started doing pro bono work for CVLC through his prior firm, McCarter & English. While he originally worked on discharge upgrades, he transitioned to eviction work as he moved to Gordon & Rees. At Gordon Rees, Cullen has been able to recruit other associates and partners to work on cases with CVLC,…Read More
Pro Bono Spotlight – Attorney Chris Brogan
Chris Brogan is a committed CVLC pro bono attorney. “I’ve had family members in the military, my father, my brother, my son, and I just like the mission. I admire the commitment military people made to the country and feel that the least we can do is give veterans back what we promised we would…Read More
Connecticut Veterans Legal Center Announces New Executive Director
Connecticut Veterans Legal Center Announces New Executive Director West Haven (September 27, 2022) – Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) is excited to announce the appointment of Alison Weir as its new Executive Director. Alison will assume her role as Executive Director on October 3, 2022. Ms. Weir joins CVLC as it celebrates its 13th anniversary.…Read More
Welcome, CVLC Interns!
Ella Bunnell Ella Bunnell is a CVLC legal intern and a second-year student at Yale Law School. She is deeply committed to social and economic justice work, and is involved in Yale Law’s Civil Rights Project, Temporary Restraining Order Project, and Election Law Society. This past summer, she was an Equal Justice America Fellow at Lawyers…Read More
After Years Of Fighting For Benefits, PACT Act Offers Hope To Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits And Other Toxins
Great news for 3.5 million post-9/11 veterans! The Senate passed the The PACT Act forging an easier path to compensation and care for veterans exposed to environmental toxins during service. This means more access to care for impacted veterans. Read the full story here.Read More
CVLC Receives Grant Funding from the Bob Woodruff Foundation!
CVLC is honored to receive grant funding from the Bob Woodruff Foundation to support our work addressing veteran homelessness by keeping Connecticut’s veterans safe and housed.Read More