Military & Veterans Affairs Section

The Section serves as the pro bono and related needs of returning veterans and active duty military in our community.  While many members may practice law involving military and veteran issues, many—if not most—will not.  All will share an interest in participating in community and bar association outreach to military veterans.

The Section manages the successful Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans program.   Veterans get information on topics such as Veterans resources, benefits, taxes, housing and family law. CLCV has built a program that has recruited 280 volunteer lawyers to provide pro bono legal services to Colorado veterans. The  program has assigned 250 pro bono veteran cases to volunteer attorneys. More information about CLCV Clinics click here

Veterans' Resources

Local

COLORADO LEGAL SERVICES will offer a LIVE CHAT available each Wednesdays for veterans, service members and their families. From 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
Visit the website: http://www.coloradolegalservices.org/ to find instructions on how to join the live chat.

Veterans Resource list provided by Veterans Legal Services of Denver click here

Veterans Passport to Hope Colorado Resource Guide for Veterans

List of all pro bono clinics click here


Frequent Resources

National Directory of Veterans Pro Bono Resources and Volunteer Contact Information

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Servicemembers Law Center at the Reserve Officers Association


Proof of Military Service

The official records of military service are needed to prove eligibility for many benefits and legal protections.  Veteran service records may be requested by the veteran or their "next of kin" or by an advocate/attorney on their behalf through the National Archives. Confirmation of current military service can be accomplished via the Department of Defense SCRA website.


Legal/Advocacy Services

U.S. Armed Forces Legal Assistance

Along with Stateside Legal this site provides general legal information to the military community.  The emphasis is on "enhancing readiness" for service.

U.S. Dept. of Justice Legal Resources for Service members

This DOJ website covers legal information and recent enforcement actions and FAQs related to  SCRA, USERRA and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Ac.

ABA Homefront

This website provides a detailed listing by State of legal referral resources for military families, as well as information on how private attorneys can join the ABA's Military Pro Bono Project.

National Veterans Legal Services Program
This organization spearheads two major programs:  1) Training advocates to handle VA appeals, and 2) “Lawyers Serving Warriors” – providing pro bono support for initial VA claims.  They offer an array of high-quality reasonably-priced training materials for advocates.

EX-POSE

EX-POSE is a national membership organization providing help to spouses regarding separation and divorce from active duty, reserve or retired military service members, including an attorney referral service.

GI Rights Helpline

Free, confidential, and accurate info on military regulations & practices for  service members, veterans, and their families, including discharge upgrades.

Justice for Vets

This clearinghouse website provides information and resources on veterans treatment courts around the United States, including a map listing those programs by State with contact information.  Click here for info about their 2013 national conference.

Safe Helpline

A confidential national helpline for military victims of sexual assault.

Service Members  Law Center

Designed for Reserve Component members, this site provides information about the basic laws related to the service member/ employer relationship and other civil rights and voting laws.

OutServe- SLDN

Advocacy for service members who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender in order to ensure their equal treatment, benefits and opportunities.

Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program arranges for free attorneys for veterans (or their qualified family members) who have filed an appeal at the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.  

VA Watchdog Dot Org

Detailed legal information and self-help tools, government reports, and news about the VA and the VA benefits system.