A MESSAGE FOR VETERANS & ACTIVE-DUTY PERSONNEL
The MVAC (Military and Veterans Affairs Committee) Veterans Legal Assistance Registry includes those attorneys who are licensed to practice in Florida and who may be available to assist veterans and active-duty personnel. The registry lists their areas of practice and contact information. Veterans and active-duty military personnel who need legal assistance may directly contact a lawyer through this registry. Please note that the lawyer has the option but not the obligation to represent you. You can find the contact information of the participating lawyers (listed by areas of practice) in the links below.
Personal Information & Fees
Upon contacting a lawyer through the Registry, you may be asked certain personal questions by the lawyer and his or her staff for the purpose of evaluating your legal claim, ascertaining whether any critical concern is impending, and determining a suitable fee arrangement, should the lawyer agree to represent you. Those inquiries may include personal financial information, the nature and date of your claim, from what county or state your claim originated, and information about your military service. Attorney’s fee options may include a full fee arrangement, a sliding fee scale, a reduced rate, or a pro bono or no charge basis.
Areas of Practice:
Bankruptcy, Commercial/General Civil, Consumer Protection, Elder Law, Employment Law,
Family Law, Guardianship, Immigration/Nationality, Landlord/Tenant, Mediation,
Mortgage Foreclosure, Non-Capital Criminal, Notary Service, Personal Injury,
Social Security/Disability, Veterans Benefits/Disability, Wills/POAs
Finding Help Elsewhere
Should your legal issue not fall within the 17 distinct subject matter areas identified in the MVAC Veterans Legal Assistance Registry or if you are otherwise still in need of services after consulting the Registry, you may wish to consult the following additional resources:
•HCBA’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service (This service waives consultation fees for active-duty military personnel.)
•Stetson’s Veterans Law Institute
•WMU-Cooley Law School Debt Relief Clinic
•HCBA’s list of other organizations offering free or low-cost legal aid
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