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PRO BONO RESOURCES

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VETERANS

(Federal - CT-MA-RI)

[Pro bono services are offered for free, or, sometimes, at cost, to benefit a cause or the general public.]

 

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES

Statesidelegal.org

Legal help for military members, veterans and their families.

ABA Law Student Division National Veterans Initiative

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/initiatives_awards/vets.html

Duty Bound is a National Veterans Service Initiative of the ABA Law Student Division. Duty Bound connects law students with attorneys who provide free legal assistance on behalf of veterans and their qualifying family members who have an appeal pending at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. This web portal has been created to allow case-handling pro-bono attorneys to select available law students to assist with client interviewing, case management, research and writing, and advocacy tasks. Duty Bound will also enable law students and pro bono attorneys to find resources supporting their work, and connect with other pro bono attorneys representing military personnel. Military and civilian attorneys may click here for further information on how to get involved with Duty Bound.

Center for Veterans Advancement

http://www.publiccounsel.org/practice_areas/center_for_veterans_advancement

Public Counsel's Center for Veterans Advancement (CVA), a national leader in veterans' advocacy, is driven by its core mission to uphold our nation's promise to veterans and their families. CVA provides legal representation to veterans and their families at both the local and national levels.

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

www.vetsprobono.org

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program provides pro bono attorneys to financially qualified veterans with meritorious claims when their benefits appeals reach the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. In addition, we provide training for the volunteer attorneys as well as support them with mentors and materials once they accept a case. Information on our program is available at http://www.vetsprobono.org/.

Camille Soleil, Esq.
Executive Director
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 131
Washington, DC 20004
Telephone: 202-628-8164
Toll Free: 888-838-7727
Fax: 202-628-8169
E-Mail: CamilleS@vetsprobono.org
www.vetsprobono.org
 
 
Nearly 1 in 5 people - 56.7 million - have a disability in the U.S.
List of Resources to assist our Disabled Population

Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living

Disability Accommodation Cost Guide

Home Safety for People with Disabilities

Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide

Disability.gov’s Guide to Transportation

The Ultimate Guide to Driving with Disabilities

Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities

Stay Active with a Disability: Quick Tips

A Safety Guide for Disabled Pedestrians

Tips for Air Travelers with Disabilities
 

 

 

CONNECTICUT

 

The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, a nonprofit based in West Haven, CT assists veterans recovering from homelessness and mental illness with overcoming legal barriers to stable housing, income, and health care.

http://ctveteranslegal.org/

Cathy Wong | Staff Attorney
Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
114 Orange Avenue, 2nd Floor West Haven, CT 06516
Tel: (203) 903-8880 | Fax: (203) 479-8001
cwong@ctveteranslegal.org

AIDS Legal Network for Connecticut (ALN)

80 Jefferson St
Hartford, CT 06106-5035
860 541-5000

Needs: Civil Rights,Consumer,Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy,Disability,Employment,Family & Juvenile, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Prisoners, Public Benefits, Veterans

Connecticut Pro Bono Network

P.O. Box 350
New Britain, CT 06050-0350
806-612-2003
http://www.ctbar.org/article/articleview/207
 
Needs: Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Taxes, Veterans Foreclosure, Probate, Special Education

New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc.

426 State St
New Haven, CT 06510-2018
203-946-4811

Needs: Civil Rights,Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile,Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Nonprofit Organizations, Prisoners, Public Benefits, Veterans

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc.

425 Main Street 4th Floor
Middletown, CT 06457-3309
860-344-8096 ext. 3014
http://www.ctprobono.org/
 
Needs: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, HIV/AIDS, Husing, Public Benefits, Veterans

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Univ. Law School: Veterans Advocacy Project - The Veterans’ Advocacy Network is partnering with the Massachusetts Bar Association to connect veterans with volunteer lawyers trained by the MBA in veterans’ benefits law. The intake assistance project is an opportunity for law students to help with this effort. Students will receive training where they will learn some basics of veterans’ benefits law and how to conduct an initial client interview. Trained students will be supervised and staff the MBA’s phone lines on specific days conducting intake interviews for veterans with disability claims, or referring them to other sources of legal assistance.

Massachusetts Bar Association

Elizabeth O'Neil
617-338-0560
eoneil@massbar.org
www.massbar.org
Types of cases handled: Appeals for denial of service-related benefits

 

Veterans Legal Services

Anna Richardson
Email: info@shelterlegalservices.org
Newton, MA
www.veteranslegalservices.org
 

Volunteer Lawyers Service

405 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
P: (508)-831-9888 x 631
E: clavigne@majp.org

 

 

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Program

115 Cedar St
Providence, RI 02903-1082
401-421-7799
http://www.ribar.com
 

Needs: Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Homeless, Housing, Life Planning, Prisoners, Public Benefits, Veterans