PRO BONO RESOURCES
(Federal - CT-MA-RI)
[Pro bono services are offered for free, or, sometimes, at cost, to benefit a cause or the general public.]
Legal help for military members, veterans and their families.
ABA Law Student Division National Veterans Initiative
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
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
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/.
Home Safety Articles
Special Needs Resources for Seniors
Moving Advice for Seniors and People with Disabilities
National Disaster Safety Articles
[Not exactly about safety, but fantastic info for families who want to learn more about weather and the powerful forces of nature].
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.
AIDS Legal Network for Connecticut (ALN)
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
New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc.
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.
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
Veterans Legal Services
Volunteer Lawyers Service
Rhode Island Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Program
Needs: Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Homeless, Housing, Life Planning, Prisoners, Public Benefits, Veterans