Veterans’ Rights Pro Bono Project to Offer Free Legal Services in March

2/27/2013 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Albany Law School’s Veterans’ Rights Pro Bono Project will once again offer free legal advice and services to veterans on Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Attorneys will be on hand to advise veterans and provide free legal services in a wide variety of legal areas, including:

Drafting Wills, Health Care Proxies, and Powers of Attorney
Employment Law (including veteran-specific employment concerns)
Obtaining VA disability or pension benefits
Discharge Upgrades (and other Military Law areas)
Military Documentation Questions
Family Law and Matrimonial Law matters (divorces, child custody planning, etc.)
Tax Law issues
Filing For Bankruptcy

In addition, representatives from a number of organizations that provide key services for veterans are scheduled to be present, including members of the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs and the Albany County Veterans’ Services Bureau.

Appointments are requested for veterans seeking to meet with an attorney. To make an appointment, call 518-445-2365 or email

Albany Law School’s Veterans’ Rights Pro Bono Project, with a membership of more than 20 Albany Law students, has facilitated the provision of free legal services for veterans since fall 2011. During that time, the project has successfully helped veterans in matters ranging from securing VA benefits to developing child custody arrangements, and from estate planning to immigration defense to correcting erroneous military documents. The project also takes part in programs with the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York.