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Veterans Assistance Project

Volunteer

The Veterans Assistance Project requires that attorneys be admitted to practice and accredited by the Veterans Administration (the Project can help volunteers with this). Training is provided and required.

At legal clinics held at the City Bar, volunteer attorneys meet with clients to conduct an intake interview. Attorneys then assist their client to submit a claim for service-connected disability benefits. This often entails gathering relevant documents, filling out required forms and writing persuasive letters on the veteran's behalf.  On occasion volunteers represent veterans at administrative hearings. Strong client interviewing and counseling skills, fact-gathering and issue-spotting skills, and research and writing skills are all desirable.

To volunteer, click here.