Law Clinics to Provide Free Legal Advice

Governor Bentley has proclaimed October as Pro Bono Month in Alabama recognizing that one in four Alabamians living in poverty experience legal problems with the majority of these being civil problems: consumer issues, bankruptcy issues, health issues, family law issues, employment issues and housing issues.  In support of this, the state and local bar associations, law schools, and legal professionals throughout the state are stepping up their efforts to provided needed services.  Two events are designed specifically for veterans.

On October 27, 2016 the Faulkner Law Public Interest Program and the Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program will host the Veterans’ Civil Legal Clinic.  Law students and supervising attorneys will offer free legal advice on civil matters and may provide referrals where representation is needed.  Services will be available from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the new Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) location off Chantilly Pkwy (8105 Veterans Way) in Montgomery.

On November 4, 2016 the Alabama Law Public Interest Institute will host the Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic.  Law students and supervising attorneys will offer free legal information and advice on a wide range of legal issues including family law, criminal matters, housing, and estate planning.  Services will be available from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Sports Atrium of the Tuscaloosa V.A. Medical Center.

The Alabama State Bar has a listing of a number of events being hosted throughout the state.  Access that list by visiting them at or calling them at 800-354-6154/334-269-1515.