People/Animals = Companions Together (PACT) Military Foster Program
ABA Home Front: ABA Website Providing Legal Resources for Military Families
Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) Veterans Courts Web Page
National Organization of Veterans' Advocates New Practitioner Session, Oct. 11
The National Organization of Veterans' Advocates will be presenting its New Practitioner Session on Oct. 11 as part of the group's Fall Conference on Oct. 11-13, 2012, at the Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia. Click here for more information.
Veterans Day 2011 Message from Legal Services Corp. Board Chair
On Nov. 11, John G. Levi, board chairman of the Legal Services Corp., honored veterans for their service and for the courage that "keeps alive the values of our Founding Fathers," including the value of equal justice. Since 2002 the PBA's Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee and its LAMP listserv have helped over 2,000 active-duty personnel, veterans and their families. Click here to read the message.
PACT for Animals
PACT (People/Animals = Companions Together) offers a pet foster care program to take care of pets (dogs and cats) that military service members leave behind while they are deployed. Find out more.
Essential List of Organizations Helping Military Families in Need
This is a compilation of organizations that provide help with disability claims, discharge disputes, VA guidance and legal conflicts. Some provide job training, continued education and connections to employers. Others offer medical care, psychological treatment, crisis counseling and emotional healing. Compiled by Joshua Kors, investigative reporter, The Nation, as posted April 20, 2011, at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joshua-kors/if-youre-a-veteran-in-nee_1_b_851674.html.
Maine Website Launched in November 2010 Focused on Vets' Legal Issues
Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Portland, Me., A nonprofit legal aid program funded by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), has established the first website in the nation to focus exclusively on federal legal rights and resources important to veterans, according to the LSC. Go to the website at StatesideLegal.org and click here for the LSC's March 9, 2011, press release
ABA Military Pro Bono Project
The ABA Military Pro Bono Project connects income-eligible, active-duty military personnel and their families to civilian attorneys who will provide free representation for civil legal issues beyond the scope of services provided by military legal assistance offices. Click here for more information. Click here for the ABA Military Pro Bono Project news page.
Current Military News
New Jersey State Bar Association Military Legal Assistance Program
Pennsylvania Veterans Museum
Proposal to Amend 10 U.S.C. § 1044, November 2008
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
Veterans National Education Program