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July 2015 Notice - Legal Services Corporation announces competitive grant funding for providing Pro Bono Legal Services to Veterans in 2016. Deadline to submit a Notice of Intent to Compete: Friday, August 28, 2015.
Law students—want to gain practical, hands-on experience serving America’s veterans while earning a stipend for your education?
Join Equal Justice Works’ AmeriCorps JD program! You’ll work with a host organization to provide direct legal services to vets and grow your organization’s capacity to serve them. After 300 hours of service, you’ll receive a $1,175 Segal education award, and will join more than 80,000 AmeriCorps volunteers dedicated to making their world better.
Interested? Visit http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/americorpsjd and apply by April 15!
All hands on deck for helping veterans with their VA Disability Compensation claims.
The White House, the VA and veteran advocates are joining forces to clear out the claims backlog, which has become a national crisis.
Use our Volunteer Match map to find volunteer opportunities in your area. If you don't find an appropriate match there, try searching programs that may be looking for Pro Bono help on our Find Local Help map.
We're featuring exciting advocacy programs around the country on Volunteer Showcase (on the right). Do some research there, then start up your own program!
Switch to the "Resources" tab (above) to find training materials that will help you navigate the VBA system.
Access to Free Veterans Law Training for Practice at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program provides free representation for veterans and their loved ones or survivors at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC), and the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court as appropriate. The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program is offering access to a free 6.5 hour online training video regarding practice before the CAVC and veterans benefits law. This offer is for nonprofit organizations that are currently practicing or interested in practicing before the Court. This training is provided in segments and is appropriate for CLEs.
For access to the training please contact Courtney McRae, Staff Attorney by email or call her at 888-838-7727.
This training is offered at no cost to nonprofit organizations, but the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program cannot assign your nonprofit a case at the CAVC solely based on completion of this online training, nor can The Veterans Consortium provide mentoring or sample documents. To discuss becoming an individual member of our volunteer corps, please contact Courtney McRae. Organizations interested in becoming a mission partner of The Veterans Consortium should contact Ed Glabus, Executive Director, at the same email address or phone number above.
Free on-demand seminar provided by the Practising Law Institute (PLI): Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2015.
CLE credits for those who have accredidation!
Free on-demand webinar from Lexis-Nexis on the Basics of Representing Veterans and Their Families (2012) NOTE: The substance of the training starts at about minute 10:00. Find other Lexis-Nexis products here (not free).
We are helping to build a more vigorous nationwide network of lawyers supporting servicemembers, veterans and their families. Find research materials for advocates authored by some of the foremost experts in the country on military family law, veterans disability benefits, USERRA, SCRA and other relevant issues.
Please let us know if your office or program is offering free or pro bono legal services to servicemembers or veterans so that we can add you to our data base.