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Spouse Telephone Support Program Demonstrates Improved Quality of Life
The Department of Veterans Affairs is implementing a telephone support program to help the spouses of returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, after a...
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Indiana 'Hiring Our Heroes' Events
Chamber of Commerce will conduct a hiring fair. Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12 PM - 3 PM
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Free Financial Advice for Service Members & their Families
Please Call for Free Financial Advice Wednesday, April 25, 2012 5:00-8:00 pm (CST) Dial 1-800-430-4237 and ask the experts your questions.
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Legal Assistance Resources

Legal Assistance  
Information about legal services available to and designed specifically for military members, retirees, veterans and their family members.

Legal Assistance Resources

Army Legal Services
Army Legal Services officers provide free advice to Soldiers on a variety of personal and financial legal topics from the Service members Civil Relief Act to estate planning and powers of attorney.

Stateside Legal

Provides legal information, self-help tools and referral resources for common legal problems experienced by military and Veteran families in the United States. Also includes resources for advocates and attorneys.

Disabled American Veterans
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has a partnership with three national law firms to provide free legal representation for injured Service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in navigating the military’s disability evaluation and rating system.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
ESGR exists to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. The ESGR oversees and ombudsmen program to ensure that the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) upholds the employment rights of military personnel.

American Retirees Association
The American Retirees Association is a non-profit organization that deals with the impact of the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (ASFSPA).  They help former military spouses or those getting ready to divorce in divorce court.

Naturalization Information for Military Personnel and Family Members
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) website has information on how military personnel may request expedited naturalization because of military service.

Operation Enduring Lamp
It is a consortium of state and local bar associations that have made a commitment to recruit volunteer attorneys, and in many cases offer training and facilities to volunteers, in order to assist military legal assistance providers with civil law matters affecting service members.

Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
The Army Legal Services website has extensive information on the protections offered to military personnel under the SCRA.

US Armed Forces Legal Assistance Website
The Armed Forces Legal Assistance (AFLA) Web site is a joint initiative of the Armed Forces legal assistance offices that aims to provide general legal information to the military community to enhance its readiness



Legal Assistance

ABA Military Pro Bono Project - A web-based venture that improves access to pro bono civil legal assistance for Active-Duty Military Personnel, including Active-Duty Members of the National Guard and Reserves. DA civilians are not eligible for this service. Referrals of income-eligible Service Member clients through the Project originate in Military Legal Assistance Offices after a thorough screening for legal merit by Military Handling Attorneys and additional screening by supervising Military Attorneys. The Project legal staff then offers eligible cases to private-sector attorneys and firms that have registered with the Project website and are qualified pro bono providers in the geographic area and subject area of interest for that case.

Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP) - LAMP fosters the continued growth of the Military legal assistance programs, promotes the delivery of legal services to Military Personnel and their Family Members and to persons accompanying the Armed Forces outside the United States, on their personal legal affairs; and maintain close liaison with the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security (with respect to the U.S. Coast Guard), the Military Services, bar associations, and appropriate committees of the Association to enhance the scope, quality, and delivery of free or affordable legal services to eligible legal assistance clients. A state-by-state listing of the efforts of bar associations to assist deployed and mobilized personnel is accessible from the LAMP website.

Operation Enduring LAMP Program - A consortium of state and local bar associations that have made a commitment to recruit volunteer attorneys, and in many cases offer training and facilities to volunteers, in order to assist Military legal assistance providers with civil law matters affecting Service Members. Operation Enduring LAMP efforts across the country offer varying kinds and levels of service.

Young Lawyers Division - ABA YLD is the home for young lawyers. With over 150,000 members and 300 affiliated groups, the ABA YLD is the largest young lawyer organization in the world. The Division is committed to assuring it is best able to represent the newest members of the profession, ensuring that it reflects the society it serves, and providing young lawyers and young lawyer organizations with the tools and opportunities for professional and personal success.



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