Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kentucky Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP)

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

For the Warrior Community

Active duty service members may wish to go first to Armed Forces Legal Assistance's online database to "locate active duty legal activities offering general legal services within the continental United States". Here what is currently  listed for the state of Kentucky:

Fort Knox
3d Ave. Building 1310
Radcliff, KY 40121
Phone: 502-624-2771

Fort Campbell
Fort Campbell Legal Office
127 Forrest Road
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
Phone: 270-798-0965 635-0965

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 for 15 or 20 minutes, 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. The Findlaw website has a city-by-city list of lawyers in Kentucky who are interested in representing active-duty military personnel, military reservists, and veterans .

For Lawyers

I have not found any Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) section or committee with the Kentucky bar. This may be an opportunity for a veteran/lawyer looking to make a difference! 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!

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