"The LACBA Veterans Legal Services Project is grateful for the support of the Land of the Free Foundation
and for sharing our mission to provide legal services to veterans in need."
Brian Condon LACBA Counsel for Justice President
Since 2011, the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s (LACBA) Veterans Legal Services Project has helped resolve and refer hundreds of matters on behalf of the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.
LACBA’s Veterans Project works to identify and address opportunities to assist veterans, active military personal and reservists with their legal needs. Our project focuses on providing free legal assistance to veterans who are unemployed, homeless, and at risk of homelessness by offering direct legal services, clinics, and self-help workshops in the areas of:
- Clearing Outstanding Tickets and Warrants
- Reinstating Driver’s Licenses
- Expunging Criminal Convictions
- Discharge Upgrades
- Family Law
In collaboration with local and national law firms, U.S. Vets at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, veterans service providers, caseworkers and social workers, the LACBA Veterans Project has provided free legal assistance to nearly 2,000 veterans since holding its first legal clinic in 2014. This assistance helps facilitate the transition back to civilian life by clearing the path for veterans to achieve their priorities of financial independence, housing, education or training, employment, and fulfilling parental responsibilities.
The generous donation of the Land of the Free Foundation will help fund our Project’s current operations and launch our new program LEAP (LACBA Entrepreneurial Assistance Program) for Veterans. Through this new program, our Project, in partnership with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families and national law firms will provide legal services and workshops to veteran business owners and entrepreneurs nationwide.