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Welcome to the Veterans Practice Area

The Veterans Practice Group aims to empower Florida's attorneys by assisting with training and providing an up-to-date library of resources of all kinds. We also work to cultivate and support Florida's community of advocates by providing a state-wide network to share information.

This practice area is password restricted. Membership and full access is currently available to all Florida legal services and legal aid advocates working with veterans. Others are admitted by express permission of the practice area leader. Click here to join the Veterans Practice Area. Please note that you must join the email groups (listservs), separately, so please click here to do so.

This practice group is a partnership with the Florida Justice Technology Center.

 


Introductory/Refresher And Advanced Collaborative Training

The Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Project at Legal Aid Service of Broward County along with the Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida, Inc. are hosting a low-cost introductory interdisciplinary and advanced collaborative training at Nova Southeastern University, Maltz Building from Friday, January 4, 2019 until Sunday, January 6, 2019. This low-cost training benefits our Veterans Pro Bono Collaborative Divorce Project, helping Veterans and their families go through the divorce process in a holistic way.

Click Here for Registration Information! or send an e-mail to jheaton@legalaid.org for more information about the even further discounted rate for attorneys who have taken family law cases for our Veterans through the Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Project.


Florida Elder Justice Conference

This one and a half day event (beginning midday on April 11, 2019), is intended for legal aid & legal services advocates, staff from the Aging & Disability Resource Centers, and pro bono attorneys.

There will be a range of trainings on the intersecting consumer, health, and housing legal issues impacting vulnerable low income seniors. In addition to training on the relevant law, the sessions will include an opportunity for discussing “best practices” in Florida and elsewhere for implementing strategic outreach and effective advocacy.

More information on agenda, speakers, scholarships and CLEs will be provided in the New Year.

 


                       

        

This website is a great resource for all veterans and active duty military members as well as their families.  "We have one mission — to connect you to your best MilLife. We’re here to help, with information and resources vetted by the Department of Defense. Military OneSource connects you to programs, services and products developed to help you navigate military life."

 


The inaugural Florida Veteran-Friendly Communities Symposium United Way's MISSION UNITED symposium gave members of the legal community, the private sector, academia, and social service providers, all of whom are committed to serving vulnerable Florida veterans an opportunity to meet and discuss the needs of the community.  An exemplary legal services workshop breakout session was led by Laurie Yadoff of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and James Heaton of Legal Aid Service of Broward County.

 


Helpful Links


Post 9/11 GI Bill and other programs (VA)

Education Benefits (US Dpt. of Education)

Education-Related Resources (US Dpt. of Education)

Stateside Legal (General Information - Civil Rights)

Other Programs and Services (VA)

Veterans Employment Program Office

Military OneSource