Sunday, June 21, 2009

Minnesota Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP)

The legal community in Minnesota provides Legal Assistance to Military Personnel in a variety of ways.

For the Warrior Community

General-Purpose Resources

Servicemembers, veterans and their families are of course eligible to use the same resources as anyone else.

Private Practice Attorneys

Typically, a lawyer in private practice will listen to your situation, then give you an idea about how to proceed, in general terms, without charging you. If the matter is something the lawyer can help you with, but must charge for, sometimes you can work out a military-family discount, especially if you are easy to work with (e.g. have all your forms with you.)
  • The Minnesota State Bar has a Find A Lawyer page with a variety of resources, including a web-based referral system that lets you look for lawyers interested in a particular kind of case (e.g. "military law") or by keyword (e.g. "veterans")
  • The Findlaw website has a city-by-city list of lawyers in Minnesota who are interested in representing active-duty military personnel, military reservists, and veterans .

For Lawyers

It is likely that there are other Minnesota programs, sponsored by local bar associations, law schools, and others. Anyone with more information on these or other programs are invited to contact me; the most convenient way is to add in a comment below. The purpose is service!

See also

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a prior service member of the USNR here are a few other links that might help past & present military veterans: - South Texas College of Law: UCMJ - National Military Family Association: Your Benefits - State Local Government on the Net: Military & Veteran Bar Associations - Library of Congress: Military Legal Resources