As we approach the Veterans Day holiday, it seems only fitting to mention one of the great legal resources available to military veterans, the Veterans Self-Help Clinic.
The Clinic meets every third Wednesday of the month from 6-8 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 495 Eleventh Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. By appointment, low- to moderate-income veterans can get access to free, limited legal assistance in a variety of areas like social security benefits, child support, divorce, and general legal matters – although other areas can be discussed as well.
Military veterans can meet with law students and volunteer lawyers for a half-hour consultation, and get help reviewing or filling out court-related forms. Those who attend can also use computers for filling out forms or doing legal research.
The Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) of San Diego County encourages vets to make an appointment for the Clinic, which can help clarify legal matters and get them on the road to resolution. A single visit can provide the answers needed to complete an important task or move on to the next step in the legal process.
Advanced Legal Help for Veterans
For assistance with more complicated situations or if you do not have time to wait for the Clinic, please reach out to the LRIS for a referral to a military law attorney. You can connect with us at (619) 231-8585, through our online chat program, or by submitting an online referral form.