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ABA Military Pro Bono Project – Winter 2017 Newsletter for Volunteer Attorneys

Monday, March 06, 2017

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PRO BONO ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER

Winter 2017
Case Spotlight! Airman Awarded $20,000 in Car Dealership Fraud Claim with Pro Bono Legal Help

An Air Force servicemember purchased a vehicle from a car dealership with a loan of over $15,000 on which he was making regular monthly payments. However, the airman never received possession of the vehicle and he was at risk of his loan being turned into a personal loan at any time which would increase the interest rate significantly. Meanwhile, the car dealership was being investigated for multiple fraud cases against servicemembers and its dealer license had been revoked. Therefore, the servicemember needed help to quickly obtain a judgment against the dealership in order to pursue recovery. Read more...


Find additional case stories on our blog to see how you, our volunteers, are successfully helping military families.


Get Involved

ABA Military Pro Bono Project: Pro Bono Representation

The ABA Military Pro Bono Project accepts case referrals from military legal assistance offices anywhere in the world on behalf of junior enlisted servicemembers facing civil legal issues, and it places these cases with pro bono attorneys where the legal assistance is needed in the U.S.

Explore pro bono case opportunities on our website, which is updated daily. 
  

Operation Stand-By: Providing Legal Guidance to Military Attorneys

Through the Military Pro Bono Project’s Operation Stand-By, you may offer to provide attorney-to-attorney guidance to military attorneys so they can further assist their servicemember clients. Join by logging onto the Project website to update your profile by clicking on “I am registering to join the Project's Operation Stand-By."

Already signed up with Operation Stand-By? Please log onto the Project website to ensure that your profile information is up-to-date.


Press Highlights

ABA Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Services Awards Announced 

The Project's success depends on its volunteers! Attorneys from law firms, corporate law departments, and other legal organizations throughout the nation accept pro bono cases from the Project. Thank you to all of the attorneys and pro bono coordinators who have registered with the Project and have accepted pro bono cases on behalf of our servicemembers!

Special thanks to the recipients of the ABA Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Services Award, from the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP), for their extraordinary pro bono services through the Project. View the 2016 recipients!

 

Holland & Knight Supports the Legal Needs of Military Families and Veterans  

Holland & Knight LLP highlights its longstanding partnership with the ABA Military Pro Bono Project in announcing its generous donation for the second consecutive year in support of our pro bono projects.

Upcoming CLEs

3/31 FREE CLE in Richmond, VA: Military Legal Assistance Issues

5/3 All Day Military CLE in Savannah, GA: FREE to local JAG Officers

Stay updated about other news and events.
 

Education

Useful Books in the ABA Web Store:

The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Military Families: Legal resource for servicemembers, veterans, and their families. 

The Military Divorce Handbook: Resource for representing servicemembers and spouses.

Ripped Off!: Guide for military personnel about certain types of sales, scams and abusive commercial practices.

Veterans Appeals Guidebook:
Guide to representing veterans in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. 

 

ABA Military Pro Bono Project’s Online Library:

The Project has an online library with resources that focus on legal issues faced by servicemembers, veterans, and military family members. Log onto the website and visit the Library.


Support Us

Along with our Star Ranking Supporters, special thanks to the following:

ABA Section of Antitrust Law

ABA Section of Litigation

Holland & Knight LLP

Lockheed Martin

     

 

   

 

 

 

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