Thanking Our Fantastic Sponsors & Supporters of Military Spouse Attorneys
MSJDN would like to take a moment to extend our heartfelt thanks to this year’s Making the Right Moves sponsors. We appreciate so very much the support for this event – support that provides meaningful education and networking opportunities for military spouse attorneys!
Platinum Sponsor: Vinson & Elkins
Vinson & Elkins is a law firm of 600+ lawyers practicing in eight U.S. and seven overseas offices. MSJDN recognized the firm earlier this year with the 2016 MSJDN Members’ Choice Award because of their tremendous support for military spouse attorneys in the workplace. [Read more about that support here.] Vinson & Elkins continues their generous support for military spouses in the legal profession by hosting Making the Right Moves on October 21st.
But the firm’s support for the military community doesn’t end with their involvement with MSJDN. They also have an extensive list of military-related pro bono matters. In 2007, several Vinson & Elkins lawyers began seeking opportunities to help veterans and active-duty personnel with their legal problems. It quickly became evident that need was great. Vinson & Elkins took an innovative approach by launching the Veteran’s Initiative as a standing pro bono practice. Since 2007, the firm has helped more than 50 veterans and servicemembers, with matters ranging from improper denial of benefits and unfair financial dealings with deployed personnel, to defending military men and women in custody battles, evictions, and even in military proceedings. In 2008, a partner defended a Marine Corps officer in a 17-day trial in front of the first Marine Court of Inquiry in more than 50 years. Vinson & Elkins has also launched a special project to help veterans expunge their prior criminal records, clearing the path for better housing, educational and employment opportunities. Vinson & Elkins lawyers often attend clinics specially designed to help veterans. At one clinic at the VA Hospital in Houston, Vinson & Elkins lawyers have helped staff the clinic for over five years.
Actions speak louder than words and the actions of Vinson & Elkins demonstrate their significant commitment to serving servicemembers, veterans, and their families. MSJDN is grateful for the support for career-minded military spouses and we look forward to an awesome day in the beautiful DC offices of Vinson & Elkins!
Gold Sponsor: USAA
USAA is committed to supporting military personnel and their families through their wide variety of financial products and services. USAA generously sponsored the MSJDN Annual Reception earlier this year, and is again showing their support for military spouses attorneys through sponsorship of Making the Right Moves. They have also been active participants in MSJDN’s Homefront to Hired initiative encouraging hiring of military spouse attorneys and frequently share employment opportunities on the MSJDN jobs board. MSJDN thanks USAA for their continuing support and encouragement!
Bronze Sponsor: MOAA
MOAA has been a long-time supporter of MSJDN and military spouse attorneys, on top of the amazing work they do every day for all military families. MSJDN is proud to have partnered with MOAA on multiple events and initiatives in the past. MOAA is providing every Making the Right Moves attendee with a Stella and Dot item! Many thanks to MOAA for their on-going support of MSJDN and our efforts including MRM 2016.