Recognizing that it may sometimes be very difficult for veterans to obtain
legal assistance, the Committee will identify existing legal services resources
available to veterans including both fee based and pro bono. These resources
will be compiled into a reference/referral guide for use by veterans and
providers in order to facilitate the identification and use of available
The Committee also will strive to create and execute legal education programs
for attorneys and the general public on veterans’ issues. These programs will
have the overarching theme of providing legal education to practitioners and
non-lawyers involved in veterans’ issues relating to services available and
addressing legal issues unique to the community of veterans. In addition to
presenting CLEs, the subcommittee will seek to deliver program templates to
legal organizations throughout New York, that are interested in making such
Read the full report of the Special Committee on Veterans' Affairs, as approved by the House of Delegates in November 2012, here.
Timothy J Fennell, Esq.