The wars that followed the events of September 11th, 2001, created over 2.7 million veterans in the United States. Many of these veterans – as well as veterans of the Vietnam and Korean wars – face a variety of unresolved legal issues.
As attorneys, we can honor our veterans by providing pro bono assistance, either by taking a case from one of your local civil legal aid organizations, or participating in one of the established programs that match veterans with pro bono assistance, including:
- The ABA’s Veterans Claims Assistance Network (VCAN), and
- The Indiana State Bar Association’s “Lawyers for Servicemembers” program, sponsored by the Military and Veteran’s Affairs Committee .
There is also training available to help you help veterans:
- October 29, 2019: Protecting Military Consumers—Special Protections and Issues (live webcast). Presented by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the Department of Justice, and the FTC. Free. Click here to register.
- November 1, 2019: Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades, Veteran Cultural Competency, and Marginalized Veteran Populations 2019 (PLI live webcast). Scholarships available through PLI. Click here to register.