The Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host two days of free legal appointments for veterans at the Madison County Courthouse Law Library in Edwardsville.
The 30-minute appointments are for Nov. 10 and Nov. 12, the days flanking Veterans Day.
Organizers say providing annual legal advice and legal workshops targeting veterans in honor of Veterans Day is a worthwhile addition to existing pro bono programs. Members of the veterans’ subcommittee wanted to highlight assistance to veterans near Veterans Day to thank them for their service and to help provide for veterans’ legal needs.
The goal of the legal advice is to recognize veterans’ contributions to society, along with reinforcing services available to veterans. The Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee’s veterans subcommittee is devoted to assisting the Metro East’s many veterans. The subcommittee wants to do more than just distribute brochures. Madison County lawyers have volunteered to be resources to help veterans with paperwork and in court cases. Targeting individuals with one-on-one appointments and providing specific legal information will help connect veterans who need legal assistance with attorneys who are ready and willing to handle their legal problems.
Veterans may sign up for a 30-minute appointment for either Nov. 10 or Nov. 12 by contacting Pro Bono Coordinator Angela Wille at (618) 296-5921 or emailing email@example.com.