Veterans and Military Legal

Below you will find a resources that provide helpful information on legal aid for veterans. You can also find details on how to seek assistance or aid from a lawyer, if needed.

National

Stateside Legal

http://statesidelegal.org/

This is a national website with legal aid for veterans/military personnel and their families.

National Veterans Legal Services Program

http://www.nvlsp.org/what-we-do/lawyers-serving-warriors/assistance-with...

This organization allows you to request assistance with discharge upgrades for veterans from all eras.

 

American Bar Association Operation Home Front Information Center

http://www.americanbar.org/portals/public_resources/aba_home_front/information_center.html

The Information Center from the American Bar Association has easy-to-understand info about many legal issues that military families face everyday.

 

Statewide

Wills for Heroes clinics

http://www.tba.org/programs/wills-for-heroes

The Tennessee Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division hosts Wills for Heroes clinics across the state. Check the schedule here for an event in your area or to request an event.

 

Additional Resources

Legal Advice:

TN Free Legal Answers

If you are in Tennessee, the website, Free Legal Answers,  allows you to ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue at no cost.  It is fast and easy, and all you need is a computer. This is a FREE service for people who cannot afford a lawyer. 

How it works: 

  • You will answer a few questions to see if you qualify for their service. If you qualify, you will have the option to create an account.
  • Then, you can ask their volunteer attorneys a non-criminal legal question.
  • Once your question receives a response, you will get an email. You will need to sign into the website to read your response and ask any additional questions.

Visit https://tn.freelegalanswers.org/ to sign up.

Find Representation:

Statewide Directory

The Statewide Directory provides information regarding Legal Aid Attorneys and other agencies by county in Tennessee.

 

Hometown Support:

Legal Help for Our Military

http://www.tba.org/info/hometown-support-legal-help-for-our-military

At this link, you can find Pro bono legal help from the Tennessee Bar Association and Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services.

 

Still need assistance? Please speak to a librarian at your local library – they may have additional resources to help you.

 

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