There are almost 600,000 U.S. military veterans in our state. Many veterans are facing barriers, including legal barriers, to successful reintegration into civilian life.
WSBA Call to Duty is designed to inform, inspire, and involve volunteer attorneys in meeting the legal needs of veterans and their families. We strive to provide you the tools and training to put your legal skills to work.
Take the Pledge
The WSBA Call to Duty pledge asks you to commit to serving Washington veterans in 2018.
I pledge to serve veterans this year in one or more of the following ways:
- Use my legal skills to advise a nonprofit organization that serves veterans
- Mentor those who take pro bono cases serving veterans
- Teach a CLE on veteran legal issues
- Volunteer for a Call to Duty Day of Service
- Volunteer with the WA Vets Will Clinic
- Take a low-fee veteran's case through the WSBA Moderate Means Program
- Take a veteran’s case pro bono
- Become certified to take a VA benefits case
Day of Service
The WSBA Call to Duty Initiative Day of Service welcomes attorneys and other legal professionals of all levels to volunteer at a Day of Service. WSBA partners with a local organization to provide a free CLE after which volunteers are matched to assist veterans in a legal clinic on the issue of the morning CLE.
Upcoming Days of Service
March 10, 2018 – Lynnwood, in partnership with Snohomish County Legal Services - Volunteer registration is full. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist.
May 5, 2018 – Kitsap County, in partnership with Kitsap Legal Services & Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers
May 12, 2018 – Jefferson County Clinic (no morning CLE), in partnership with Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers. Volunteers will attend the Kitsap County Day of Service CLE in the morning of May 5.