Veterans Legal Clinic USD - https://www.sandiego.edu/veterans-clinic/ The Veterans Legal Clinic is dedicated to protecting and serving veterans who have
made great sacrifices to protect and serve the United States. With such a high concentration
of active duty military members, veterans, and their families, there is an urgent
need for specialized legal assistance in San Diego. The Veterans Legal Clinic at
the University of San Diego School of Law is here to help.
Honoring Our Troops - https://hrtroops.org/ Honoring Our Troops is a San Diego based 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing veteran
transition assistance and free legal assistance. We address these unique needs of
veterans through self-help legal clinics, veteran-oriented seminars, and mentorships,
which in turn, empower the lives of veterans and their families.
Veterans Legal Institute - https://www.vetslegal.com/legal-services/ Many current and former service members face true challenges transitioning into their
civilian lives after their military service is over. A large portion of the challenge’s
veterans face are legal in nature, from battling with the VA over compensation and
pension claims to discharge upgrades to expungement of criminal convictions preventing
them from gainful employment. To honor their service, VLI provides free legal services
to low income veterans and military members in a number of critical areas which often
result in real improvements in their lives. VLI is able to leverage its legal network
who donate their services pro bono thereby providing exponential service hours to
Chisholm, Chisholm & Kilpatrick –While VFU rarely suggests private firms, our personal experience with this company
has yielded positive results for veterans and we are committed to sharing all resources
available that may assist veterans and their familieshttp://www.cck-law.com/Kerry-Baker.shtml
Justice for Vets–www.justiceforvets.orgJustice for Vets is the National Clearinghouse for Veterans Treatment Courts. This comprehensive
website explains how Veterans Treatment Courts are hybrid Drug and Mental Health Courts
that use the Drug Court model to serve veterans struggling with addiction, serious
mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders.
Lawyers Serving Warriors–www.lawyersservingwarriors.com. New website for veterans who need legal representation regarding war related issues.
Has a tab that says “request free legal help”.
Military Pro Bono Project – https://www.militaryprobono.org/ The ABA Military Pro Bono Project—managed by the ABA Standing Committee on Legal
Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP)—accepts case referrals from military attorneys
on behalf of junior-enlisted, active-duty military personnel facing civil legal issues,
and it works to place these cases with pro bono attorneys. The Project is also the
platform for Operation Stand-By, through which military attorneys may seek attorney-to-attorney
National Veterans Legal Services Program–www.nvlsp.org. NVLSP is an independent, nonprofit, veterans service organization dedicated to ensuring
that the U.S. government honors its commitment to our veterans and the parent organization
for Lawyers Serving Warriors.
Protect Our Defenders – www.protectourdefenders.com Honoring, supporting and giving voice to the brave women and men in uniform who have
been raped or sexually assaulted by fellow service members. This organization seeks
to fix the military training, investigation and adjudication systems related to sexual
violence and harassment — systems that often re-victimize assault survivors by blaming
them while failing to prosecute perpetrators.
The VeteransConsortium: Pro Bono Program–www.vetsprobono.org. This group of volunteer legal advisors will review your BVA decision and VA claims
file if you meet certain criteria. Go to “what we do” on the site for more information.
There are also good links that may assist veterans who are filing a claim.
Veterans for Common Sense’s –www.veteransforcommonsense.org. Their mission is to raise the unique and powerful voices of veterans so that our
military, veterans, freedom, and national security are protected and enhanced, for
ourselves and for future generations.
Veterans Defense Project – www.veteransdefenseproject.org Initiated by the National Veterans Foundation, the VDP took over the writing, execution
and publication of a tool that would serve defense attorneys in their efforts to provide
the best services to their veteran clients suffering from legitimate combat-related
issues. It was clear from the beginning of the project that material used come from
outstanding experts from the legal, medical and mental health fields. That objective
has been accomplished. The book is called Attorney’s Guide to Defending Veterans
in Criminal Court.