Do you know a veteran in need of legal assistance?
We have seen too many veterans return home from war only to be dealt a difficult set of circumstances. Anyone who has sacrificed home and family to serve our country in the military deserves to come home and enjoy the pursuit of happiness that they have been working hard to secure over the past years.
Instead, many vets return home to find medical conditions impacting all aspects of their life, marriages destroyed, the challenge of finding a job, and some even face the threat (or the life of) homelessness. How can this be? The very people who sacrifice so much for our country come back home to find their dreams shattered instead of realized.
Thankfully, there are many groups out there who stand with our military and support our vets after returning home. One such program is the State Bar of Georgia Military and Veterans Legal Assistance Program. This program serves members of the military and veterans by connecting them with members of the State Bar of Georgia who are willing to offer their legal services for a reduced fee or even for free.
Members of the military and veterans can have a diverse but similar set of legal needs that are specific to their service in the military, and they also might have civil legal matters in their personal lives that need to be addressed. They might encounter financial or disability issues as a result of the sacrifices they made while in the military serving our country.
After returning from military service, many of our veterans encounter financial limitations because they have difficulty finding or keeping a job. Unfortunately, some military jobs do not translate well into civilian jobs here at home in the States. While there are some employers who focus on hiring veterans, they are few and far between when compared to the vast amount of opportunities for civilians.
For this reason, veterans can have a difficult time with their finances if they don’t secure a steady job when returning home. This is why we offer our legal services for free to our veterans and service members through the State Bar of Georgia Military and Veterans Legal Assistance Program.
In addition to the stress of finding and keeping a job, some veterans return home with disabilities that can make finding and keeping a job that much more difficult. They also sometimes experience difficulties on the job because of disabilities. Unfortunately, getting assistance because of a disability can be a difficult task for veterans. All too often, they are subjected to an endless cycle of bureaucracy. Thankfully, there are programs to help disabled vets receive the legal help they need to get on with their lives after suffering an injury while in service or a disability that has developed because of the time they spent in service to our country as a service member.
In addition to legal matters that are specific to our service members or veterans, there are also civil legal matters to tend to. Service members and veterans are our heroes, but are still people, nonetheless. And people can have a diverse set of legal needs. From taxes to divorce, our service members and veterans face civil legal matters in addition to military-specific legal needs.
The State Bar of Georgia Military and Veterans Legal Assistance Program assists service members and veterans with these legal matters as long as they have non-criminal needs. The program will pair the service member or vet with an attorney who practices law in the area of their need within their own geographic area.
Veterans need legal help
If you are a vet and need legal assistance, you may apply to the State Bar of Georgia Military and Veterans Legal Assistance Program by visiting this link to download an application for legal assistance from the program.
We are proud to be a member of this program as a serving body for our service members and veterans. We charge no attorney fees to the people who have sacrificed so greatly for our country. It is our duty to serve these men and women in a way that brings justice to our community. We have recently taken on a new client from this program and are looking forward to serving this individual to the best of our abilities.
We are thankful for the State Bar of Georgia Military and Veterans Legal Assistance Program and are proud to be legal contributors to the program.
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