LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS

VETERANS LEGAL ASSISTANCE

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TX: Resource: Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans http://bit.ly/29RdFGH

The State Bar of Texas and 2010-2011 State Bar of Texas President Terry Tottenham implemented Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans (TLTV) in July 2010, to address a specific need: provide pro bono civil legal assistance to brave veterans and their families who otherwise cannot afford legal services.

Texas has the second-highest population of veterans in the nation, and a distressing number of Texas veterans are living in poverty or without homes.

“Our military servicemen and women have made great sacrifices in duty to their country,” said Tottenham, a former Marine. “As lawyers, we have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of a great many veterans â?? and in the families of soldiers who did not return.”

TLTV is a collaborative effort with not only local bar associations, but also with legal aid organizations and veterans service providers to host legal advice clinics throughout the state.


KY: Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky aiding veterans http://bit.ly/1WdRN94

PRESTONSBURG – AppalReD Legal Aid has announced the launch of Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans, a program that encourages Kentucky lawyers to volunteer their time and skill to help our state’s low income veterans resolve legal civil problems in the areas of consumer law, family law, government benefits, and housing.

The Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans program streamlines pro bono services for veterans in Kentucky by creating a single point of entry by which veterans across the state can access civil legal services.

Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans has recently established a statewide toll-free number for veterans who cannot afford an attorney. The toll-free number provides veterans a single point of contact when they face unresolved civil legal issues and need help. The phone number is 1-844-268-0838.

Attorneys interested in serving a veteran should email michelles@ardfky.org. The Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans Program is made possible in part through a grant provided by the Legal Services Corporation.


ME: Resource: Pine Tree Legal Assistance http://ptla.org/

PTLA is a statewide, non-profit organization committed to providing high quality, free, civil legal assistance to low-income people in Maine.

Our mission is to ensure that state and federal laws affecting poor people are enforced while also addressing the systemic barriers to justice that low-income Mainers face. We are committed to ensuring that all Mainers have access to justice.


TX: Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans (TLTV) http://bit.ly/1UVPtkm

Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans (TLTV) is a new State Bar of Texas committee established by State Bar President‐Elect Terry Tottenham to develop and assist pro bono legal clinics throughout the state for military veterans and their families who otherwise cannot afford or do not have access to legal services they need and deserve.


El Paso Lawyers for Patriots (EPLP), initiated by El Paso Bar Association President Carlos E. Cárdenas, is the El Paso extension of the state program. President Cardenas appointed former Family Court Judge Donald L. Williams to represent the El Paso Bar Association on the State Committee and to Chair the El Paso for Patriots Program

http://www.legalhelpforveterans.com
Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC
41700 West Six Mile Road, Suite 101
Northville, MI 48168
Toll Free Phone: 800.693.4800


University of Idaho: Northern Idaho clinic offers free legal aid to veterans http://bit.ly/1Nzi4Jn

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bill West was able to get an answer to a legal question he hadn’t been able to afford to ask since 2009.

And he said it’s all thanks to a few University of Idaho law students who have organized a free monthly legal aid clinic in Lewiston to assist veterans with various civil issues.


CA: San Diego: THE VETERANS’ LEGAL CLINIC (SELF HELP) http://bit.ly/1JaMZLp

The Veterans’ Legal Clinic (Self Help) is held on the third Saturday each month at the V.F.W. Post 3787 in Mission Valley located at 4370 Twain Ave. (one half block west of Mission Gorge Road) San Diego, CA.  The Clinic hours are from 0930-1200.

Over the years, the legal issues we most commonly see are:

Landlord-Tenant Issues
Family Law Cases
Expungement of Criminal Records
VA Disability Upgrades
Discharge Upgrades
Security Clearances
Credit Repair
Wills and Trusts

Time during clinic hours is very limited and given on a first come first serve basis.  Please call 858-433-0525 or email us at helpvets@hrtroops.org to book your appointment time slot during the Clinic hours.

Please use this link to go to our online intake form. You may also print it out and bring it with you to your appointment.

Thank you for your time and consideration in allowing us to serve you.Intake Service Coordinator:      Sarah TiptonVeterans helping veterans since 2009!


Military Spouse JD Network http://www.msjdn.org/

MSJDN supports military spouses in the legal profession by advocating for licensing accommodations for military spouse attorneys; educating the public about the challenges faced by career-minded military spouses and their families; encouraging the hiring of military spouses; and providing a network connecting military spouse attorneys with each other and their supporters.


Harvard University Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic (LSC)

Students in the Clinic work to protect the rights of veterans and their families and persons with disabilities. Students can select among three project areas:  (1) representing veterans in administrative and federal court appeals to challenge wrongful denials of federal and state veterans benefits; (2) representing veterans and their families in estate and financial planning matters such as wills, trusts, advanced directives, guardianships, and conservatorships; or (3) representing clients in administrative and court appeals to challenge wrongful denials of Social Security disability benefits.

The Clinic’s practice includes administrative, disability, mental health, probate, and constitutional law. Students gain in-depth experience with: client and witness interviewing; working with medical evidence and experts; drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; drafting legal instruments; examining and cross-examining witnesses at hearings; judicial review of agency decisions; presenting oral argument, engaging in negotiation; and solving ethical dilemmas.

Overall, the Clinic focuses its advocacy efforts on using the law to promote financial stability, access to healthcare, and dignity for veterans and their families and persons with disabilities.


Free Legal Advice at Monthly Veterans Clinic at New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS), Monthly on 2nd Tuesday

ALBUQUERQUE — Enrolled Veterans of the New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) with legal questions on civil matters will have an opportunity to receive free consultation with licensed New Mexico attorneys and other legal professionals on June 9 at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE (just off Gibson) in Albuquerque. The Civil Legal Clinic will be open from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The clinic offers free legal advice about topics such as consumer rights, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant issues, foreclosure, and employment. Veterans may also bring their questions regarding family law, including divorce, child support, custody and visitation. The clinic does not handle wills or estate planning. No appointment is necessary, and veterans are encouraged to bring with them any documents relating to their legal issues. This clinic is the result of a collaborative effort by the NMVAHCS and the State Bar of New Mexico Young Lawyers Division, as well as other legal service providers and community providers from around the state.

The clinics are offered the second Tuesday of each month, except for federal holidays. For questions, please contact Lisa Anderson, Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist, at (505) 908-0383, or Camila Lopez, at (505) 265-1711, ext. 3434.


The Civil Legal Clinic at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial, Albuquerque http://1.usa.gov/1GBPdm0

When a Veteran needs legal help, he or she can get free assistance from a licensed New Mexico attorney or other legal professionals once a month in Albuquerque, thanks to a program organized by the New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS), the State Bar of New Mexico Young Lawyers Division, and several other community partners.

The Civil Legal Clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE (just off Gibson) in Albuquerque. Now completing its second year, the clinic was designed for enrolled Veterans of the NMVAHCS with legal questions on civil matters. Since it first opened in June of 2013, about 1,300 Veterans have received assistance at the clinic.

FREE LEGAL CLINICS IN VA FACILITIES  http://www.va.gov/ogc/docs/legalservices.pdf 

National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA) http://bit.ly/1yHGVXO

NOVA can help you find an attorney with the highest level of training in veterans’ law. Visit our Veterans Help webpage for more information.

NOVA Amicus and Litigation Committee

The Amicus and Litigation Committee works to ensure that NOVA is supportive of litigation efforts that benefit the veteran community and its representatives. The Committee exists to aid in supplying amicus briefs to United States courts and in undertaking worthy litigation to support our country’s veterans and their advocates.

Chair: Zachary Stolz
Glenn Bergman
Caitlin Milo
Dan Smith


UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN VETERANS LAW CENTER

The uw UW Law Center provides free help with civil legal problems such as divorce proceedings, child custody claims, housing issues and unemployment benefits.

The Law Center serves low-income veterans and their families on a walk-in basis from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Madison’s City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month at Porchlight, Inc., 306 N. Brooks St., Madison. Starting in June, the hours at Porchlight will shift to 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


CONNECTICUT VETERANS LEGAL CENTER

The mission of Connecticut Veterans Legal Center is to help veterans recovering from homelessness and mental illness overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare and income.


NEW YORK CITY VETERANS ASSISTANCE PROJECT

Download the Veterans Legal Resource Guide (PDF)

Convinced that having skilled legal counsel greatly improves veterans’ chances of receiving the benefits they deserve, the City Bar Justice Center launched the Veterans Assistance Project in October, 2007. The Project is designed to meet the needs of the approximately 200,000 veterans living in New York City by providing low income veterans with pro bono assistance with disability benefits claims before the New York City Regional Office of Veterans Affairs.

MILITARY & VETERANS LEGAL ASSISTANCE

STATE NAME LOCATION CONTACT
California LA Veterans Collaborative  Veterans Legal InstituteUC-Davis Smedley Butler Veterans Justice ProjectThomas Jefferson School of Law Veterans LegalAssistanceClinicSentencing Alternatives for Military Veterans Under Penal Code § 1170.9Veterans Courts USC Center for Innovation &ResearchFountain Valley,CADavis,CASan Diego,CACaliforniaLocal/Area http://bit.ly/1zxbzOqwww.vetslegal.comhttp://bit.ly/1B5irGwhttp://bit.ly/1DQZZUFhttp://bit.ly/1DQYLZwhttp://bit.ly/1GDF4CU

http://bit.ly/1A4U9I8ColoradoNEW Colorado Lawyers for Colorado VeteransColoradohttp://bit.ly/1ExVVGQFloridaVeterans Legal CollaborativeFlorida Coastal of School Law, Jacksonville, FL.http://bit.ly/1Jz3TFtIllinoisThe John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Support Center and ClinicThe John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL 60604http://bit.ly/14le7WoMichiganLegal Help For Veterans, PLLC NEW Michigan Military and Veterans’ Legal Services Guide     NEW Michigan Guide to Military Family LawChampioned by Bob Woodruff, ’87, Michigan Law Veterans Clinic Will Serve Those Who Serve Us MI-basednationallawfirmProvides Michigan military personnel and veterans, and those who assist them, with a directory of resources to address legal andlegal-relatedissuesProvides information on a number of family law topics, including divorce, child custody, and child and spousal support.  These issues are not only legally complex but are emotionally difficult and the guide is intended to answer basic question unique to military service members.civil matters ranging from eviction, collection, and consumer contracts to family law cases. In addition, the clinic will assist veterans with service-related matters such as disability benefits and discharge status challengeshttp://bit.ly/1Df2RHfhttp://1.usa.gov/1CRh2WMhttp://1.usa.gov/1CRhHYahttp://bit.ly/1DXmnXpMissouriMid-Missouri Legal Services Legal Aid to Veterans ProgramHarry S. Truman V.A. Hospital in Columbia, MOhttp://bit.ly/1B5mgvyNew Jersey/ DelawareWilmington Veterans Administration Medical Center Justice Outreach DepartmentWilmington Veterans Administration Medical Center, Elsmere, Delaware,http://bit.ly/1zxksYkhttp://1.usa.gov/1Jz8iZ3New York Veterans Legal Clinic Urban Justice Center Buffalo Veteran’s Court and Veterans Mentor HandbookSyracuseUniversityNew York CityBuffalo, NYhttp://bit.ly/14le0Kuhttp://bit.ly/16EBDz9http://1.usa.gov/1B1NHbQOhioOperation Legal Help OhioOhio Specialized Docket Certification Submission Guidelines Captain Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans ProjectColumbus,OhioStatewideThe Ohio State Universitywww.mvlap.orghttp://1.usa.gov/13gaCgghttp://bit.ly/1aWIlAyTexasTexas Veterans Legal Assistance ProjectLubbock County victim-criminal mediation servicesTexas Legal Services CenterLubbock County Texashttp://bit.ly/14kWpCFhttp://bit.ly/1D57x4NVirginiaThe Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits ClinicWilliam & Mary Law SchoolWilliamsburg, Virginiahttp://www.law.wm.edu/veteransNationalABA Military Pro Bono ProjectNationalwww.militaryprobono.orgNational Military Law Task Force of The National Lawyers GuildNationalhttp://bit.ly/1zqqLAJNationalBattle Buddy info: Legal AssistanceNationalhttp://bit.ly/1DX7iWdRegionalList of College & University law schools  offering pro bono/free legal services to VeteransRegional by law schoolhttp://bit.ly/1CnGBOFVeterans Defense ProjectThe Attorney’s Guide to Defending Veterans in Criminal CourtNationalhttp://bit.ly/1M40QmjNational Veterans Legal Services ProgramLawyers Serving Warriors® works with large law firms and corporate legal departments across the country. Attorneys are provided with training on laws governing the military and veterans benefits programs so they are prepared and qualified to handle such cases.National (Benefits-Oriented)http://bit.ly/18tKdBZNational Archives Veterans Service RecordsThe official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.National Military Records Repositoryhttp://1.usa.gov/18tQ0qZ