U of H Elder Law Program Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Veterans in Honolulu

MP900341744The University of Hawaii Elder Law Program at the William S. Richardson School of Law provides information about the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Elder Law Program, as well as the Elder Law and Veterans Clinics that it launched.

According to a recent article from University of Hawaii News, "25th anniversary of UH Elder Law Program celebrated at law school event," the celebration also remembers important World War II history. UH students started the Varsity Victory Volunteers after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941.

Alumnus Ted Tsukiyama, a World War II veteran with the Military Intelligence Service, was one of the UH students who formed the VVV. Many students went on to serve in the MIS, the 442 Regimental Combat Team, the 100 Battalion and other distinguished military units.

The Honorable Coral Pietsch, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) and her husband, Professor James Pietsch, who launched the Elder Law and Veterans Clinics at the law school, both served as military lawyers on active duty, in the Army Reserve and as civilian Rule of Law Advisors in Iraq.

"This will be an ideal opportunity for veterans to ask questions and probe aspects of CAVC as well as for the public to meet a valiant member of the VVV who later went on to serve his country and community with distinction," said Professor Pietsch.

Reference: University of Hawaii News (February 8, 2016) "25th anniversary of UH Elder Law Program celebrated at law school event"

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