Monday, November 11, 2019

Washington State AG Office of Military and Veteran Legal Assistance

The Washington State Attorney General Office of Military and Veterans Initiative LogoMilitary and Veteran Legal Assistance (OMVLA) announced a centralized calendar of upcoming free legal aid clinics across the state. These events, which are coordinated with community partners, provide qualifying military personnel and veterans with free assistance for a range of civil legal issues. 
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Appealing Your Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) Decision

If you have received an unfavorable decision (denial) from the Board of Veterans Appeals, or if you need help with a discharge upgrade, you might get free help from the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program. If you apply, they may review your case and provide you with a free attorney if you meet all of the following criteria:
  • You are a veteran (or qualifying family member of a veteran); 
  • You have received a denial from the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA); 
  • You do not have an attorney to help you; and, 
  • They find at least one meritorious issue to argue before the Court.
Nothing in life is guaranteed, but you can apply to try here.