Veterans get legal assistance from volunteer lawyers

8:28 PM, Jan 26, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Some Maine veterans spent part of their day at the State Library getting some desperately needed help from lawyers.

The Volunteer Lawyers Project, or VLP, held a clinic today in Augusta where veterans got access to free legal help on a wide array of needs.

Debt collections, foreclosures, bankruptcies, evictions are just a sample of the services the volunteers provide.

Organizers say veterans are everywhere, and sometimes are impoverished. Clinics like these help a large piece of our population get the help they need to respond without incurring major debt. 

"I'm really glad to see people here coming out to get the support they need. The legal community is filled with veterans themselves and helped family members apply for benefits," said VLP representative, Rob Liscord. "I'm thrilled that attorneys are willing to step up and do this work. The need is greater than our capacity right now, so we need to recruit more attorneys."

If you are a veteran and need legal help, you are asked to contact the Volunteer Lawyers Project 207-400-3232, or contact your local representative.












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