Yesterday was Veterans Day! Veterans Day, which is observed on November 11 of each year, was established to thank and honor all those who served in the United States armed forces during wartime and peacetime. In particular, Veterans Day honors and thanks living veterans for their service. One great way to thank the over 21 million veterans in the United States for their service is to volunteer our own services to veterans in need. Are you an attorney interested in pro bono legal service projects to assist veterans? Here are some organizations with ongoing pro bono legal service projects that are in need of attorney volunteers.
– Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland’s Veterans’ Benefits Pro Bono Project (http://probonomd.org/about-us/about-veterans-benefits/)
– Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc. (http://www.hprplaw.org/)
– The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (http://www.vetsprobono.org/volunteer-today/)
Additional volunteer opportunities are available at http://www.volunteer.va.gov/. Don’t forget, the Law Library is always available to assist you in your search for pro bono service projects.
Are you a veteran looking for information about compensation and benefits? The People’s Law Library has two articles that might be of interest. Check them out at http://www.peoples-law.org/veterans-compensation and http://www.peoples-law.org/veterans-pension-benefits. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (http://va.gov/) and the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (http://veterans.maryland.gov/) are also good resources for additional information.