USA: Law school launches legal service for veterans

Samford University Cumberland School of Law has launched the first full-service law school clinic in Alabama for veterans with the support of Cumberland alumnus and veteran Stephen B. Moss and a $10,000 grant from The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.

The Cumberland Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic at Cumberland School of Law, provides legal assistance to veterans and their families in an eight-county area of North Central Alabama including Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties. The clinic helps veterans and their families for whom retaining counsel would be an undue hardship.

Representation of persons whose case is accepted by C-VETS will be by practicing attorneys assisted by law students or by law students authorized to provide legal representation supervised by practicing attorneys. C-VETS stands ready to assist with a wide variety of civil matters including consumer debt, landlord-tenant, contracts, uncontested family law matters and wills. Students and lawyers may also assist with criminal matters such as expungement, driver license issues and fines and court costs. We can also discuss other legal matters with you and may refer you to another organization. In Jefferson County, C-VETS will work closely with the Veterans Help Desk of the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers program.

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