Monthly Archives: December 2015

Sisters raise $10 million in 10 years for military families

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via – Ten years ago, 10-year-old Rachel Okun and her sister Kelsi, 8, told their parents they had a big idea — they wanted to say thank you to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan by offering scholarships to their spouses and children.

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MAIP Helps Exonerate Virginia Man

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A few weeks ago, MAIP exoneree Mike McAlister spent Thanksgiving outside prison walls for the first time in 29 years. After visiting him in prison every year of his incarceration, Mike’s mother and sister finally were able to enjoy the holiday at home with him.  And, in a few weeks, Mike will be heading to Florida to spend Christmas with his daughters and grandchildren, thanks to the hard work of Jonathan Kossak and Jim Bensfield at Miller & Chevalier (our co-counsel in Mike’s case), who just secured him $15,000 in emergency transition funds. Mike couldn’t be more grateful for the chance to be with his family at the holidays and told Richmond’s NBC 12 on Thanksgiving, “That’s why I couldn’t give up. Because of my family.”