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Veterans’ Legal Assistance Program Clinic

The Veterans’ Legal Assistance Program Clinic provides pro bono legal assistance to Veterans in southern Illinois who cannot afford or do not have access to legal representation in the appeals of claims for compensation for service-connected disabilities; and petitions for the upgrade of other-than-honorable discharges for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”) or victims of military sexual trauma (“MST”).

Student Programs

The Veterans' Legal Assistance Program ("VLAP") is an externship that is open to any student who has completed the first year of legal studies and is in good academic standing. 

Veterans' Programs

The Veterans’ Legal Assistance Program (“VLAP”) provides free legal assistance to Veterans in southern Illinois who cannot afford or do not have access to legal representation in the appeals of claims for compensation for service-connected disabilities, pension benefits, survivor benefits, and education benefits.