Friday, November 11, 2011

Military Legal Assistance Program: The Bar Helping Heroes

On Veterans Day we take pause to remember those who have served and those who serve our country and defend our freedom. The State Bar of Georgia remembers our veterans every day through the Military Legal Assistance Program. Was created in 2009 out of the research and efforts of a committee of volunteers committed to help service members with legal issues reach out to qualified lawyers who can help them, in many cases on a pro-bono or reduced fee basis. Since that time, the program has gown to a cadre of lawyers throughout the State who stand ready to help out when called on.

Lawyers from the Military Legal Assistance Program handle hundreds of referrals in the areas of family law, debt relief, landlord tenant, employment law, disability and Veteran's benefits claims. These lawyers are located all over the State of Georgia and have a wide variety of practice concentrations. Many of the volunteer lawyers have prior military service or a loved one who is serving. Still many more are just willing to help serve our heroes. It is important that we all support our heroes who have committed and even laid down their lives to give us the freedom we so richly enjoy. Remember today that freedom is not free and we all need to help share the cost.

If you know of a service member or a veteran who has a need for legal services, please contact the Norman Zoller Military Legal Assistance Program Coordinator at

1 comment:

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