Veterans' Pro Bono Project

Free virtual services and resources for veterans, current service members, and families.

The Veterans' Pro Bono Project has programs and resources available to anyone in the community seeking legal advice from a volunteer attorney. 


Providing services to our Veterans!

    Albany County Bar Association
    112 State Street | Suite 545 Albany, NY 112207
    (518) 445-7691

    Albany Housing Coalition
    278 Clinton Ave, Albany, NY 12210
    (518) 465-5251

    American Red Cross
    431 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

    151 West 30th St, New York, NY 10001

    Legal Aid
    95 Central Ave, Albany NY 12205

    The Legal Project
    24 Aviation Rd Suite 101, Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 435-1770

    National Association of Social Workers
    750 First Street, NE Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002

    NYS Bar Association
    1 Elk St, Albany NY 12207
    (518) 463-3200

    NYS Office of Mental Health
    44 Holland Ave, Albany, NY 12229

    Operation at Ease
    PO Box 9156, Schenectady, NY 12309
    (518) 847-9941

    Soldier's Angels
    2895 NE Loop 410 Suite 107, San Antonio, TX 78218
    (210) 629-0020

    Veterans & Community Housing Coalition
    20 Prospect Street, Building 2 Suite 313, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
    (518) 885-0091

    Veterans Miracle Center
    10 Interstate Ave, Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 486-8398

    Albany County Veterans Service Agency
    162 Washington Ave, 7th Floor Albany, NY 12210
    (518) 447-7710

    Delaware County Veterans Service Agency
    1 Gallant Avenue Highway Annex Suite A Delhi, NY 13753
    (607) 746-2334

    Franklin County Veterans Service Agency
    355 West Main Street Suite 438 Malone, NY 12953-1826
    (518) 481-1538/1540

    Fulton County Veterans Service Agency
    223 W Main Street, Johnstown, NY 12095
    (518) 736-5651

    Greene County Veterans Services
    159 Jefferson Heights #A104, Catskill NY 12414
    (518) 943-3703

    Hamilton County Veterans Service Agency
    117 Pelon Road Indian Lake, NY 12842
    (518) 736-5648

    Montgomery County Veterans Service Agency
    20 Park Street P.O. Box 1500 Fonda, NY 12068-9802
    (518) 853-8152

    Otsego County Veterans Service Agency
    197 Main Street Cooperstown, NY 13326
    (607) 547-4224

    Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency
    2144 Doubleday Avenue Ballston Spa, NY 12020
    (518) 884-4115

    Schoharie County Veterans Service Agency
    County Office Building 284 Main Street 3rd Floor Schoharie, NY 12157
    (518) 295-2053

    Ulster County (NY) Veteran Services Agency
    5 Development Court Kingston, NY 12401

    Warren County Veterans Service Agency
    1340 State Route 9 Lake George, NY 12845
    (518) 761-6342

    Washington County Veterans Service Agency
    Municipal Center 383 Broadway Ft. Edward, NY 12828
    (518) 746-2470

    New York State by County
    Albany Vet Center - New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs
    17 Computer Drive West Room 81S – 1ST Fl Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 626-5130

    Columbia County Veterans Affairs Division
    County Office Building 401 State Street Hudson, NY 12534
    (518) 828-9511

    Columbia County Veterans Service Agency
    389 Fairview Ave, Hudson NY 12534
    (518) 828-3610

    Elizabethtown - NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs
    7551 Court Street P.O. Box 217 Elizabethtown , NY 12932

    NYS Dept. of Veterans Affairs
    (844) 698-2311

    Oneonta- NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs
    242 Main Street Oneonta, NY 13820-2527
    (607) 432-4190

    Plattsburgh/Clinton County - NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs
    County Government Center Building 137 Margaret Street Suite 106 Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    (518) 565-4720

    Queensbury c/o SUNY Adirondack- NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs
    640 Bay Road Student Center Queensbury, NY 12804
    (518) 832-7744

    Saranac Lake - New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs
    39 Main Street (W) Veterans Counseling Center, Harrietstown Town Hall Saranac Lake, NY 12983
    (518) 891-1572

    Saratoga Springs c/o Empire State College - NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs
    1 Union Avenue Room 101 (Tu, Th) Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Schenectady - NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs
    797 Broadway Room 306 Schenectady, NY 12305
    (518) 377-2738

    Troy/Rensselaer County - NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs
    County Office Building 1600 Seventh Avenue Troy, NY 12180-3497
    (518) 270-2760

    Utica/Oneida County - NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs
    County Office Building 800 Park Avenue 6th Floor Utica, NY 13501

    Seeking Alumni Volunteers

    If you are interested in volunteering your expertise to this event, please contact one of the Program Directors for the Veterans' Pro Bono Project.

    1-on-1 Attorney Consultations

    Schedule a preferred date for a 1-on-1 consultation with an attorney.

    All consultations will take place on Zoom or the phone.

    Consultations are available on:

    Saturday Nov. 21

    Register here with preferred and secondary available dates.

    You will be contacted directly to finalize scheduling.

    From the Program Directors

    The Albany Law School Veterans' Pro Bono Project is a student-led group with a mission to connect veterans with attorneys and organizations that can help veterans with legal or benefits-related issues they may have. Each year the group hosts a Veterans Law Day event centered around the Veterans Day holiday.

    This event is meant to provide free legal services to veterans and active duty military personnel. It typically has four components: a Town hall Q&A; limited-scope consultations with attorneys; seminars on various legal issues that veterans and active duty military members are facing; and tabling by various organizations.

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of a single day of in-person programming, the group is offering multiple virtual programs.

    Participation will require access to a computer, tablet, or phone. Please let us know if you are in need of accommodations or assistance. We will ensure that everyone who is interested in participating can do so.

    If you are a veteran or military member, or know one, please spread the word to anyone who may benefit from these programs.

    These events and resources are free, but registration is needed to accommodate

    Thank you for your service and support.

    Erica Askew, Ryan Cross, David Troiano, Lauren Hammont, Matthew Seeber, Brittany White

    Directors, Albany Law School Veterans' Pro Bono Project

    2020 Project In Memory of Albany Law School Classmate SSG Joseph Gentile (1985-2020)

    Joseph Gentile

    The 2020 Veterans' Pro Bono Project was presented in memory of one of our recent Albany Law School classmates, SSG Joseph Gentile. 

    Joseph was born on March 14, 1985 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

    A 2002 graduate of Shelton High School, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2003, serving his country courageously during several tours overseas where he earned the Combat Action Badge and the Bronze Star Medal. 

    Joseph medically retired in 2015 and moved back to Connecticut to rehabilitate. He met his soulmate Jillian and her son Frank in late 2015 and were married in 2018. They settled in the Poughkeepsie, New York area so Joe could attend Marist College. 

    He earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Paralegal Certificate in the hopes of going to law school. He achieved this goal in August of 2020 and was looking forward to his first year at Albany Law School. 

    An adored and doting husband, loving and caring father and stepfather, he will forever be remembered for his silent strength, loyalty, integrity, and selflessness.