March 20, 2013
Memphis, Tennessee – On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 11:30 a.m., the VA Medical Center opened the doors to a new clinic available to Veterans in need of legal services. Thanks to VAs Veteran Justice Outreach Coordinator, Ms. Patricia C. Hines, working with representatives of Memphis Area Legal Services and the Memphis Bar Association, the new VA Legal Clinic will be free of charge to Veterans. Several local attorneys are making this possible for Veterans by agreeing to volunteer their time and expertise to provide legal advice on legal issues involving:
The Legal Clinic will be held from noon to 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the VAs off campus site at 1407 Union Avenue, 8th Floor, Suite 815. Attorneys serving Veterans in the Legal Clinic do not serve as the Veteran's representative in their actual court case in a court of law. The sole purpose of these attorneys is to provide advice as an act of good will to the men and women who have given much in their service in the military, but who now need legal help. Veterans may incur expenses such as court filing fees. To access services through the Legal Clinic, Veterans must complete an application and assist in obtaining necessary information pertaining to their case.
Local city and county officials and dignitaries will attend the grand opening of this new clinic to express their appreciation to those attorneys who are providing this pro bono service to assist Veterans.
Attorneys who are interested and willing to provide legal assistance to Veterans on a pro bono basis may contact Patricia C. Hines, LCSW, at (901) 523-8990, extension 6711 for more information.