Free legal services for veterans at upcoming clinic

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — This month veterans can get free legal services at a clinic offered by Attorney General Mark Herring’s office and the Virginia State Bar (VSB).

Volunteer attorneys will serve low-income veterans by drafting important estate planning documents like wills, powers of attorney and advance medical directives.

“The legal services these clinics provide are very important, but they can often be too expensive for a veteran who may be retired or on a fixed income,” says Attorney General Herring.

Representatives from Department of Veterans Services (DVS) will also be on hand to answer questions about state and federal benefits available in the areas of health, disability, education, financial services, burial in a Virginia or United States veterans cemetery and more.

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic will take place November 17 in Petersburg at the Petersburg Freedom Support Center, located at 32 West Washington Street.

Veterans can sign up here or at their local DVS Benefits Services Field Office.  Walkups will not be accepted.

Since March, Attorney General Herring, DVS, and VSB have held five pro bono Veterans Legal Services Clinics, serving more than 150 veterans and their spouses during daylong event in  Chesapeake, Richmond, Roanoke, Annandale and Hampton.

“I have had the tremendous opportunity to visit all five of our clinics across the Commonwealth where we have been able to serve more than 150 veterans and their spouses,” Attorney General Herring explains.  “It has been so rewarding to witness the peace of mind we have provided these men and women who have given so much to Virginia and our country

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