PBRC also recruits and trains volunteer lawyers to staff a Veterans’ Legal Hotline based out of the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau. This hotline aims to address a variety of legal issues affecting veterans including housing, consumer abuse, divorce, child custody and public benefits. After completing the required training, volunteer lawyers will staff the hotline at designated time slots and respond to questions from their homes, offices or any other convenient location. Volunteer lawyers have access to mentors and malpractice insurance.
With its partners, PBRC convenes the annual Veterans’ Legal Assistance Conference each year. The conference features various educational components for the public as well as substantive legal training for volunteer lawyers who would like to provide pro bono assistance to veterans.
Please contact Homeless Persons Representation Project using the form at http://hprplaw.org/contact or by calling 410-685-6589 or 800-773-4340.
The Veterans’ Legal Assistance Conference is a partnership between PBRC and HPRP, Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic at the University of Baltimore, Maryland Legal Aid, MSBA Veterans’ Affairs and Military Law Section, MSBA Elder Law & Disability Rights Section, Veterans and Military Law Section of the Federal Bar Association, and University of Baltimore School of Law.