29 Jun '15, 11am

Military Mondays: Bringing Legal Expertise to Veterans in @Starbucks #MilitaryMondays

While reading TIME magazine earlier this year, Patricia Roberts was intrigued by a casual aside in the 3,500-word cover story about Starbucks. The passing observation that "more people live near a Starbucks than a Veterans Administration facility," resonated with her. A clinical professor of law at William & Mary - the second oldest college in the nation - Roberts is also director of the institution’s Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic . In the latter role, she oversees a program whose primary function is to assist veterans filing claims for disability compensation with the Department of Veterans Affairs. More broadly, she strives to break down barriers between veterans and active-duty service members and their communities. Roberts reached out to Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz and soon heard from Unique Turner, Starbucks district manager for the Hampt...

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