Saturday, June 15, 2013

June 24/Philadelphia: Pro Bono Representation Before the Department of Veterans Affairs

Pro Bono Representation Before the Department of Veterans Affairs
Monday, June 24, 2013
11am – 2pm
Marshall Dennehey
2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
This program has been approved for a total of 3.0 CLE credits in DE and PA (no ethics credit included). NJ attorneys can self-report with Widener Law's Certificate of Attendance.

  • PA Attorneys seeking credit - $1.50/credit hour payable to "Widener University" is required at the time of registration.
  • Others (including attorneys NOT seeking credit): contact the event provider

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

July 12-14/San Diego: Taking the Court to Stand Down

The American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans are hosting a free training that will take place during the actual San Diego Stand Down event. On the first day, participants will observe the different stages of the Homeless Court process which include: the clerk’s station, the prosecutor’s station, the defender’s station, and the Stand Down community. Participants will meet representatives of each stage of Homeless Court, learn about their role, and the process of each stage. On the second day, participants will observe the Homeless Court in session. On the third day of the event, participants will engage in a Homeless Court Program training session aimed at providing a review of the weekend and answering questions from observers.
This session will also include discussion of development of Homeless Court at Stand Down and what resources are needed to replicate the program in participants’ communities.
Preregistration required - register now to ensure seating! 
Taking the Court to Stand Down
July 12-14, 2013
San Diego Stand Down
San Diego, CA
  • American Bar Association
  • National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Credit: The event announcement does not mentioned CLE credit. However the content of the event appears to meet the requirements for CLE in some jurisdictions for attorneys who may file for credit.
More Information and Registration Directions are in this PDF

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ohio Military / Veterans Legal Assistance Project

The Ohio Military / Veterans Legal Assistance Project (OMVLAP) is set up to connect low-income veterans (and some active duty personnel) with volunteer lawyers willing to represent them pro-bono in matters of landlord/tenant evictions, credit card debt, employment law, and uncontested divorce and dissolutions.
OMVLAP anticipates most veterans seeking this legal help will be from the Iraq and Afghanistan eras, however this service will be available to all low-income Americans who once deployed with our nation’s military.

OMVLAP is an evolving project: the initial pilot will focus on legal issues arising in Franklin and contiguous counties, with the hope of soon connecting services throughout Ohio.

Learn more at:

Also: Click here for more programs assisting our Military/Veteran community in Ohio.