The M.E.D.A.L. program works to connect volunteer lawyers with qualifying veterans and military service members on select civil legal issues. Volunteer opportunities include direct representation or through recurring legal clinics. Experienced attorneys can also volunteer to mentor or train mentees.
The ABA Military Pro Bono Project
The ABA Military Pro Bono Project accepts case referrals from military attorneys on behalf of junior-enlisted, active-duty military personnel facing civil legal issues, and it places these cases with pro bono attorneys where the legal assistance is needed. The Project is also the platform for Operation Stand-By, through which military attorneys may seek attorney-to-attorney guidance.
The ABA Homeless Veterans Justice Initiative
Homeless Veterans Justice Initiative: Removing Legal Barriers to Benefits, Employment, Housing, Treatment and Services
The National Veterans Legal Service Program
NVLSP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has worked since 1980 to ensure that the government delivers to our nation's 25 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled.
Northwest Justice Project Veterans Project
NJP’s Veterans Project provides free legal services to financially eligible low income and homeless veterans for civil (not criminal) legal problems that are barriers to housing, employment, and self-sufficiency. We provide legal advice, representation, and referrals on a variety of civil legal issues
The ABA Veterans' Claims Assistance Network
The American Bar Association Veterans’ Claims Assistance Network (ABA VCAN), in close coordination with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is providing unrepresented veterans who have pending disability benefits claims with the opportunity to work with lawyers who will help the veterans complete their claims packages for expedited review by the VA—at no cost to the veterans.
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
The Program works as follows: We provide training free of charge to attorneys who agree to counsel and/or represent a veteran/VA claimant or family member before the Veterans Court. As well as receiving the day-long training, attorneys who participate are assigned a case that has been screened for merit and provided a screening memo outlining the issues in the case. Volunteers are also assigned a mentor (a practicing veterans' law lawyer or practitioner) to give advice and share sample pleadings. Attorneys also receive the Veterans Benefits Manual (VBM) and other resource materials.
WA Veterans Will Clinic
The purpose of the WA Vets Will Clinic is to provide free estate planning documents to eligible veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.