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Free legal clinic to benefit vets

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Free help for Mid-South veterans is now available after Tuesday's grand opening of the VA Medical Center's free legal clinic at the Memphis VA off-campus site on Union.

The clinic will be available from noon to 2 p.m., on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1407 Union Avenue, 8th Floor, Suite 815, in Memphis.

U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) and several veterans were on hand for the opening. The clinic will be staffed by attorneys working on a pro bono basis and will advise veterans on matters ranging from landlord disputes to child support.

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:

  •     Landlord/Tenant
  •     Outstanding Tickets/Fines
  •     Criminal Law
  •     Family Law
  •     Expunging Criminal Record
  •     Child Support
  •     Consumer Law/Consumer Fraud
  •     Mortgage Crisis
  •     Driver's License Revocation

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.

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