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American Bar Association –
The national organization offers a variety of tools to help provide free legal assistance for veterans. They offer access to legal aid, which includes lawyers who provide their services to those who have a low income. They also offer information about pro bono attorneys, and a way for you to ask an attorney a question without having to pay to get the answer. Their services are free to use.
US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Legal Services
The VA offers free legal assistance for veterans. They will help veterans get the free legal help that they need. The services are provided at some VA facilities and at the Veterans Justice Outreach Center. They offer a list of free legal service clinics. Using their list, you may be able to find free legal aid near you.
State Bar Associations
Every state has what is called a State Bar. The State Bar is an organization that oversees the attorneys in that state. They are also a good resource for finding free legal assistance for veterans. To get their help, look up the state bar for your state. Contact them to ask what pro bono attorneys are in your local area. They should be able to provide you with the names and numbers of the attorneys in your area that provide free legal services to those in need.
State Legal Aide Offices
All states offer legal aid offices, which are places that provide free legal services for those who are low income. Their attorneys will help answer your questions and provide you with guidance regarding your case. There are 134 independent legal aid offices around the country. Contact the one that is in your local area.
This organization will help you locate free legal assistance for veterans. The program will help you get your legal questions answered for free. Their service is also free to use.
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The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (TVC) is the leading national 501(c)(3) charity providing free legal services in federal venues for veterans in need. TVC operates a global federal Veterans Pro Bono Program on behalf of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims to represent veterans unjustly denied benefits or compensation earned from military service.
Our TVC National Volunteer Corps℠ attorneys also litigate cases that are appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Our TVC Discharge Upgrade Program℠, sponsored by the DAV Charitable Service Trust, reviews discharge cases and primarily represents veterans who received an Other Than Honorable discharge due to misconduct related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma, traumatic brain injury and other related mental health issues. The Discharge Upgrade team also trains pro bono attorneys to represent veterans before military Discharge Review Boards and Boards of Correction for Military Records.
We are here to help. The Community Justice Program (CJP) and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) have collaborated to create a monthly legal clinic for veterans. The CJP Veterans Legal Clinics serve low-income veterans in an advice-only setting about a wide variety of legal issues. This clinic can also prepare wills for veterans. During the clinics, pre-qualified veterans can meet one-on-one with a volunteer attorney. They can help you understand legal documents, navigate the legal system, find resources and help get you back on track. Just tell us what you need and we will help.
Simmons Hanly Conroy-Health Care for U.S. Veterans
Veterans may suffer serious health problems as a result of their service, including addiction, depression and cancers like mesothelioma. Thankfully, there are many health care resources available to veterans. Simmons Hanly Conroy is proud to assist veterans through the legal system and by supporting veteran health care resources.
Attorneys can be expensive, which may make some veterans not seek the legal help they need. There are free legal assistance programs for veterans, which can provide the help that is needed. The free legal programs are available around the country, making it easy for veterans to find a program near them. By reaching out to the free legal program near your home, you may be able to address your legal situations without the stress and burden of a bill you can’t afford.