Partner Jason Marcus’s alma mater, the University of Georgia School of Law, recently announced that it has opened a legal clinic that will offer free services for veterans. The clinic will help with filing claims for pension and compensations, often for service-related disabilities.
The program offers much needed aid to veterans as well as practical experience to law students of the university. The clinic will focus on the Athens area and surrounding counties. According to law professor Alex Scherr, their current pool of cases goes back two or three decades.
Veterans from rural counties often face obstacles in transportation and technology, which makes finding and staying connected with a lawyer difficult. Statistics show about 50,000 veterans live in the counties surrounding Athens, out of more than 690,000 veterans in Georgia.
Bracker & Marcus LLC has represented whistleblower veterans who are reporting fraud against the Departments of Defense and Veteran Affairs, among other government agencies.