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Bill would give Md. veterans preferential employment treatment (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A bill that would allow employers to give preferential hiring and promotions to veterans and to spouses of a disabled or deceased service member, was heard in the Maryland Senate Finance committee last week after passing through the ...

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Insurance agencies to collect suits to give to Md. veterans (access required)

More than 700 Farmers Insurance agencies and territorial offices in six Eastern states, including Maryland, will collect donated suits for veterans through Dec. 11. The collection is part of the company’s drive to support Suits for Soliders, a nonprofit operated by ...

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Cardin to highlight canine program aimed at helping veterans (access required)

Maryland officials are highlighting a unique partnership between the state and a nonprofit group to help veterans. Sen. Ben Cardin and Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton are scheduled to talk about the new partnership Monday in Gaithersburg. ...

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Joe Surkiewicz: Veterans and the law (access required)

For the last six years, the Veterans Legal Assistance Conference and Training has provided a doorway for private attorneys who want to help low-income veterans overcome legal hurdles to obtaining their disability benefits. This year, however, the June 5 conference ...

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Kellye Beathea: Providing legal services for veterans (access required)

During my last semester as a law student, I enrolled as a student-attorney in the Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law. For five months, I had the privilege of representing veterans in Baltimore ...

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Schmoke wants to draw more veterans to UB (access required)

Former mayor and current University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke wants the school to appeal to more military veterans. Many people who went into the military expecting to have 20-year careers are being discharged sooner than expected due to downsizing, said Schmoke, whose formal investiture as university president is scheduled for Tuesday. In addition to attracting more veterans, Schmoke said he also wants to increase the university's endowment to $100 million by 2025, about double what it is now.

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Attorneys partner to help with military tax returns (access required)

As tax season winds down, late filers are rushing to complete their income tax returns before the April 15 deadline. But for the tax controversy attorneys at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, one of the busiest parts of tax season happened a few months back. For the fourth year, attorneys at the Baltimore firm participated in a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service, the American Bar Association and the U.S. military called the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, or VITA, helping to instruct military service members on how to prepare military income tax returns.

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Miller, Miller & Canby certified by VA to help vets (access required)

Miller, Miller & Canby, of Rockville, has been accredited to represent veterans and their families by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The firm advises veterans on financial benefits and guides them through the regulations and claims process. “There are many ...

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