Are you a veteran looking for legal assistance? Call the BBA Lawyer Referral Service at 617-742-0625 or click here.
For more information on getting involved in the Veterans’ Initiative, please contact Katie D'Angelo, Public Service Programs Coordinator at 617-778-1914 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boston Bar Association Veterans’ Initiative is a unique program that provides you with a number of different opportunities to help the men and women who have served our country.
Through the Veterans’ Initiative, you can provide legal advice to military personnel, veterans and their families at events throughout the state. We are in need of volunteers with legal expertise in areas such as:
- Consumer Debt & Credit
- Domestic relations
- Financial literacy
- Labor and employment
- Trusts and estates
Volunteer opportunities are available via the Yellow Ribbon Project, the Bankruptcy Veterans Project, and the Military and Veterans Pro Bono Project.
- Yellow Ribbon Project
The U.S. military organizes Yellow Ribbon events to support servicemen and servicewomen preparing for or returning from deployment. As a BBA volunteer lawyer, you will present legal information to groups of service members and their families on topics such as consumer debt & credit, family law, employment matters, estate planning and disability benefits.
- Bankruptcy Veterans Project
The BBA Bankruptcy Section partners with outreach organizations to conduct workshops for military personnel, veterans and their families. As a volunteer you will provide the service members with information and guidance on credit management, mortgages, mortgage modification programs, credit reports, credit scores and other aspects of personal finances.
If you're interested in volunteering for the Bankruptcy Veterans Project, the Bankruptcy Section offers training sessions on financial literacy and consumer credit.
- Military and Veterans Pro Bono Project
The Military & Veterans Pro Bono Project fulfills a previously unmet need of helping service men and women find legal representation. As a BBA volunteer attorney you will be trained to take on pro bono cases for veterans’ and military personnel who otherwise wouldn’t have access to legal help.