SIU School of Law to host free Veterans Legal Clinic Nov. 6
October 24, 2018,
CARBONDALE, Ill. — A free Veterans Legal Clinic designed to help veterans with a myriad of issues will be held next month at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
The inaugural event Nov. 6 at the SIU School of Law will pair veterans with licensed attorneys who will offer legal advice and assistance on civil issues including:
- Evictions and housing.
- Consumer issues.
- Public benefit issues.
- Sealing/expungement of cases.
- Wills and power of attorney.
- Discharge upgrades.
- Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.
- Social Security Disability/SSI claims.
The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hiram H. Lesar Law Building, 1150 Douglas Drive, Carbondale.
Advanced registration encouraged
Veterans are encouraged to pre-register for eligibility pre-screening and to schedule an appointment by calling the Illinois Armed Forced Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN) at 855/452-3526.
Same-day appointments will be accepted but scheduled appointments are preferred, said Martin Parsons, an adjunct professor at the SIU School of Law who oversees the law school’s Veterans’ Legal Assistance Program.
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