USD Legal Clinics Veterans Clinic proudly participated in several outreach events in support of the Veterans Day holiday in mid-November. Kicking off the holiday, the clinics attended the 14th annual Honor a Hero, Hire a Veteran Career Resource Fair on November 8th at the Valley View Casino Center. The event provided an excellent opportunity for job seekers with military experience to learn more about the employers and businesses throughout San Diego County and to share their qualifications with employers of interest. The event had approximately 115 registered employers and resource providers, including the Veterans Clinic, with over 700 individuals in attendance. Paralegal Karen Chillo-Williams and law clerk Kaitlin Diamond, along with Supervising Attorney Robert Muth handed out flyers and answered questions about the services provided by the Veterans Clinic.
The following Saturday, November 10th, Veterans Clinic legal interns Harvey Zeytuntsyan, Katie Lafferty and Graham Hilts attended the Murrieta Field of Honor event. A Service Project of the Rotary Club of Murrieta, the Murrieta Field of Honor included a stunning display of 2,012 American Flags flying in Murrieta’s Town Square Park. The Veterans Clinic participated with a resource fair booth, allowing for important outreach to veterans in North County. Interns assisted by answering questions and discussing the clinic’s mission and services.
And on the Veterans Day holiday, Monday, November 12th, Veterans Clinic legal interns Graham Hilts, Brad Muldrow, Andy Legolvan and Kate Tanner marched in the San Diego Veterans Day Parade alongside the San Diego Veterans Coalition, a veterans collaborative organization that the Veterans Clinic recently joined. In addition to marching with a banner, the interns passed out flyers and talked with individuals along the parade route, providing an excellent opportunity to raise general awareness of the clinic. “It was also a great opportunity to collaborate and interact with the other organizations participating in the parade,” notes Professor Muth. “It was also one of the best opportunities we’ve had so far to gain exposure to a large and diverse group of individuals and veterans in the San Diego community.”