Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Denver Bar Association Homeless Veterans Stand Down

For about twenty years, Denver Bar Association attorney volunteers have provided legal information to those attending an annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down. Volunteers also referred people to organizations that provide free legal services in areas such as rental eviction, landlord-tenant issues, child support, disability and warrants.

Standdowns are typically organizated by a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office. Providing volunteer legal aid at a standdown is probably within the power of most local bar associations, although it needs to be carefully planned.

Here's a couple of participants talking about this year's program in Denver, and making the pitch for participating in next year's:

Denver Bar Association Offers Legal Information at Homeless Veterans Stand Down
This is a great opportunity for members of the Colorado legal community to make a difference. To learn more about the next Denver Stand Down, see the Denver Bar's list of Volunteer Opportunities.

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