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More legal clinics planned for veterans

A series of legal clinics for veterans continues in Virginia, some associated with government agencies and at least one sponsored by a law firm.

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has held a number of such clinics in conjunction with the Virginia State Bar and the Department of Veterans Services to help veterans with issues including wills, powers of attorney and advance medical directives.

The most recent occurred in June in Roanoke where approximately 20 veterans received free legal assistance.

Since 2016, the clinics have helped more than 150 veterans and their families, according the VSB.

The next OAG-sponsored veterans’ legal services clinic is scheduled for Oct. 25 at Liberty University’s law school in Lynchburg.

Veterans who would like to participate are asked to download this form and complete it before attending the clinic.

Charlottesville clinic planned

In Charlottesville, a veteran’s legal clinic is planned for later this month at the University of Virginia law school.

The Veterans Benefit Group of the Goodman Allen Donnelly law firm will hold the clinic for Central Virginia veterans in collaboration with the UVa Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center and the UVa School of Law.

The clinic will be held on July 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the law school at 580 Massie Road in Charlottesville.

Veterans and family members are welcome to pre-register for the clinic, where they will meet with an attorney one-on-one to discuss questions about disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The clinic is open to all Veterans who pre-register. Free parking will be provided in front of the law school, and greeters will be on hand to guide attendees. Those interested in attending may call (434) 817-2189 to pre-register for the event.