Saturday, February 28, 2009

Connecticut Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP)

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

The Connecticut Bar Association Veteran and Military Affairs Committee (VMAC)
"... serves as an advisor to the Connecticut Bar Association and offers assistance to active duty and reserve component personnel residing in Connecticut, to Connecticut residents stationed outside the state, and to military legal assistance staffs which serve them. Either directly or through referral to others, the committee seeks to identify and assist in the resolution of legal problems for military personnel and veterans." More Information

The Committee works with the State of Connecticut Dept Veterans Affairs on an annual Stand Down, the state’s outreach and support program for homeless veterans in Rocky Hill. See 2008 Stand Down

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 Connecticut is here

Servicemembers, veterans and their families, just as any other citizen, may find useful help at the Legal Services Network in Connecticut.

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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