Conference to focus on legal issues veterans face

Conference to focus on legal issues veterans face

A conference at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will focus on issues facing military veterans who live in rural areas and provide training for attorneys dealing with veterans' benefits claims.

The conference, "Access to Justice for Rural Veterans. Policy, Law and Health Care," is from 8:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 26, at the SIU School of Law.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Sessions that begin at 11:30 a.m. are geared toward attorneys in assisting veterans with VA claims.

Presenters include Christopher W. Behan, associate law school dean and associate professor.

Other presenters are: Brian Clauss, executive director of the John Marshall Law School; Richard Kulich, veterans justice outreach coordinator with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Edward Farmer, a staff attorney with the Marshall law school veterans legal support center and clinic.