Free veterans legal services clinic to be held in Petersburg

Petersburg, Va. (WRIC) — Attorney General Mark R. Herring has announced a pro bono Veterans Legal Services Clinic will take place November 17 in Petersburg at the Petersburg Freedom Support Center, located at 32 West Washington Street.

During the daylong event, volunteer attorneys from Attorney General Herring’s office and the Virginia State Bar will serve low-income veterans by drafting important estate planning documents like wills, powers of attorney and advance medical directives.

Representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services will also be present to answer questions regarding state and federal benefits.

Qualified veterans can sign up on Attorney General Herring’s website, at their local Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) Benefits Services Field Office, or by completing and mailing an application to the Attorney General’s office.

The one-hour time slots which will be filled on a “first-come, first-served basis.”

Because participants must collect information and make significant decisions prior to the clinic, walkups cannot be accepted.

Additional details including qualifications and sign up links can be found on the Attorney General’s website.

To learn more about Attorney General Herring’s veteran initiatives, click here.

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