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Free legal service clinics offered in 2016 for low-income veterans in Virginia

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 12:19:19-05

Norfolk, Va. – Several free legal service clinics will be offered for low-income veterans in Virginia in 2016, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Monday.

The clinics are part of a partnership that has been established between the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and the Virginia State Bar.

During the clinics, volunteer attorneys from the Office of the Attorney General and the Virginia State Bar will provide estate-planning legal services such as drafting wills, powers of attorney and advance medical directives.

“Wills, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives can provide veterans, their partners, and families with peace of mind and planning for the future, and we’re proud to serve these Virginians who have fought for this great nation and the American people,” said Attorney General Herring. “Veterans are true heroes who, without question, put their lives at risk to protect the freedoms we enjoy as Virginians and Americans. The very least we can do to honor their service to our country is volunteer our time to provide these critical legal services. I’d like to thank the Virginia Department of Veteran Services and the Virginia State Bar for serving as partners in this important effort.”

Clinics are scheduled for March 1 in Hampton Roads, March 2 in Richmond, March 3 in Roanoke, and March 4 in Northern Virginia, with more clinics anticipated in the future.

  • HAMPTON ROADS: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at – Tidewater Community College – 1428 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • RICHMOND: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at – J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College – Parham Road Campus, 1651 E Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228
  • ROANOKE: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at – Virginia Western Community College – 3094 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia 24015
  • NORTHERN VIRGINIA: Friday, March 4, 2016 at – Northern Virginia Community College – 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003

Additional details including qualifications and sign up links can be found here: ag.virginia.gov/index.php/veteranslegalservices