Balch & Bingham to Host<I> Project Salute's</I> Only Visit to Alabama, November 10, 2008

Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce that it will provide the venue for Project SALUTE's impending November 10, 2008, visit to Birmingham. Project Salute is a national outgrowth of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law's Veterans Clinic. In Birmingham, Project Salute will provide a one-day seminar designed to teach pro bono attorneys how to assist veterans with legal issues regarding disability and pension benefits. This will be Project Salute's only stop in Alabama on its national tour. Not coincidentally, the Project's visit will coincide with the celebration of Veterans Day in Birmingham.

The November 10 seminar will cover the process for obtaining veterans benefits, explain the reasons why claims are often denied, and discuss methods of obtaining evidence in support of the claim and appealing a claim denial at the Board of Veterans Appeals and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Attorneys will also learn effective advocacy strategies for dealing with the Veterans Administration system, as well as information on recent developments in Veterans Law. Attorneys attending the free training are asked to take at least one pro bono Veterans benefits matter for a Veteran. Paralegals are welcome to attend the training only if accompanied by an attorney from their firm. Application for CLE accreditation of this course is currently pending.

Training for pro bono attorneys, including continental breakfast and lunch, will be held on Monday, November 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at:

Balch & Bingham LLP
Regions Harbert Tower
1901 Sixth Avenue North Suite 1500
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 251-8100

Please register in advance, as space is limited. Register on-line at: click on Birmingham, AL on left. Visit our website at to view the outreach and impact of the Project.