Thursday, February 26, 2009

Alabama Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP)

The lawyers of Alabama help with Legal Assistance to Military Personnel through a couple of programs.

Active duty personnel and their families with income below 125% of the federal poverty level can qualify for free one-on-one pro bono assistance with civil legal problems, through the Alabama State Bar Committee on Volunteer Lawyers Programs. Please see for contact information and more!

The Alabama State Bar Lawyer Referral Service encourages Attorneys to offer a 25% discount for legal representation for members of the Alabama National Guard (Air/Army), Alabama State Defense Force and their spouses. Please see the Referral Service here:

Local bar associations are also pitching in. According to an Alabama State Bar Press Release:
"The Marshall County Bar Association under the leadership of President Tom Woodall. Since 2004, this bar has served the citizens of the 27th Judicial Circuit, and surrounding areas, by providing pro bono legal assistance to deployed military servicemen and servicewomen and the families of National Guard and Reservists. Guard units from Arab, Albertville, Guntersville, and other places have been deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The program has expanded to soldiers, sailors, marines and air force personnel deployed world-wide whose families need legal assistance."
(If you have contact information and/or a weblink to that program, please contact me or put it into a comment below. Thanks!)

The Mobile Bar Association also has a Volunteer Lawyer Program here:

Active duty service members may wish to go first to Armed Forces Legal Assistance's nice online database to "locate active duty legal activities offering general legal services within the continental United States". A query for the state of Alabama is here

Servicemembers, veterans and their families, just as any other citizen, may find useful information at AlabamaLegalHelp:

The Findlaw website has a city-by-city list of lawyers interested in representing active-duty military personnel, military reservists, and veterans here.

Anyone with more information on these or other programs, please add in a comment below. The purpose is service!

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