AppalReD Announces Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans Program

PRESS RELEASE:  Monday, April 4, 2016                                                                                                                                                            

AppalRed Legal Aid announces the launch of Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans, a program that encourages Kentucky lawyers to volunteer their time and skill to help our state’s low income veterans resolve legal civil problems in the areas of consumer law, family law, government benefits, and housing. The Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans program streamlines pro bono services for veterans in Kentucky by creating a single point of entry by which veterans across the state can access civil legal services.

Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans has recently established a statewide toll-free number for veterans who cannot afford an attorney. The toll-free number provides veterans a single point of contact when they face unresolved civil legal issues and need help. The phone number is 1-844-268-0838.

Attorneys interested in serving a veteran should email The Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans Program is made possible in part through a grant provided by the Legal Services Corporation.

AppalReD is a non-profit organization that provides civil legal assistance to families and individuals in poverty in 37 counties in Kentucky. It is the only organization in eastern and south central Kentucky that provides legal services free of charge. Clients turn to AppalReD for civil legal problems that threaten their physical and economic well-being. Those assisted include the elderly, children, victim of domestic violence, and other vulnerable groups. 

Posted: April 4, 2016