New Opportunity to Help Veterans: ABA Federal Free Legal Answers
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We have some exciting news: there is a new opportunity to provide pro bono assistance to veterans!
Sign up to help veterans through ABA Free Legal Answers.
What is this program?
ABA Free Legal Answers, on www.ABAFreeLegalAnswers.org, is a virtual legal advice clinic in a number of states for state-specific civil legal issues. Qualified users may post legal questions, and authorized volunteer attorneys may provide legal advice. The ABA Military & Veterans Legal Center has collaborated with the Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, along with the Commission on Immigration, to develop a new ABA Free Legal Answers website for federal legal issues, including veterans’ issues.
Who and how can I help?
Veterans—along with eligible dependents and survivors—who meet financial eligibility guidelines will be able to submit questions about veterans’ issues involving discharge upgrades, VA disability and other VA benefits, and more. Volunteer attorneys who are licensed in good standing in their jurisdiction, and who are accredited with the U.S. Department with Veterans Affairs, are eligible to volunteer on the site to view and answer veterans’ questions without any formal representation. Click here to learn more about how to become accredited with the VA.
This is a great opportunity for attorneys who want to provide pro bono services but cannot commit to full representation. You can help veterans and their survivors or dependents on your own time and from the comfort of your own home, which is ideal during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will also allow veterans in rural areas, or those who are otherwise unable to access legal assistance, to have access to legal resources from their home.
To get involved, please visit ABAFederal.FreeLegalAnswers.org and click on “Volunteer Attorney Registration.”