MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — A local chapter of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) recently donated $22,000 to the Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic at West Virginia University.
The Michael Late Benedum Chapter of the AAPL raised the funds at its third annual Charity Clay Shoot, Dinner and Auction. The event received support from 27 oil and gas companies and service providers as well as numerous other firms and individuals.
“I’m very humbled by the support but I’m not surprised at all. We are surrounded by great people that show up and support worthy causes such as the WVU Veterans Law Clinic,” said Anthony Romeo, founder of the shoot, a veteran and an employee at Arsenal Resources.
The 2017 Michael Late Benedum Chapter is comprised of 1,500 land professionals engaged in the oil, gas, and mineral industries throughout the Appalachian Basin.
The funds will support the Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic’s pro bono legal services for former service members. That work includes litigation before administrative agencies and courts on benefits, discharge upgrades, employment claims and other civil and criminal matters.