Veterans struggling to understand certain benefits can get help Saturday, October 26th. A free legal clinic will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at John Tarleton Center, 2455 Sutherland Avenue in Knoxville. Volunteer attorneys will be available to assist veterans and their families in understanding federal disability compensation and pension benefits.
Veterans and their family members will receive an overview of programs available to them through the Department of Veterans Affairs. They will then have the opportunity to consult with a local attorney about benefits that may be available to them. Additionally, veterans and their families will receive advice and guidance regarding the necessary forms and procedures needed to pursue claims for VA disability and/or pension benefits. All participating attorneys are accredited to practice by the VA.
The free clinic is a partnership between the Knoxville Bar Association’s Barristers’ Access to Justice Committee, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants. To reserve a spot at the clinic, veterans or their family members should call Legal Aid of East Tennessee at (865) 637-0484. What: Veterans Benefits Free Legal Clinic
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Where: John Tarleton Center, 2455 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
To Register: Call Legal Aid of East Tennessee at (865) 637-0484
About the sponsors:
The KBA Barristers’ Access to Justice Committee mission is to facilitate and encourage young lawyers in their efforts (1) to ensure access to the justice system by all persons without regard to income; and (2) to provide direct pro bono service to low‐income persons in our community through participation in various community initiatives.
The mission of Legal Aid of East Tennessee is to ensure equal justice for elderly, abused, and low income persons, providing a wide range of civil legal assistance and advocacy. LAET has been part of the community structure of East Tennessee for over 40 years, serving 26 counties from Chattanooga to Johnson City.
Project SALUTE of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is on a mission to provide priceless legal advice to low income veterans for free and teach students the invaluable lesson of using the law to serve. Since February 2008, students, faculty and staff of Project SALUTE have traveled throughout Michigan and the country in two General Motors Corporation recreational vehicles custom designed and built to be Mobile Law Offices (MLOs). Project SALUTE’s MLOs have traveled more than 100,000 miles to 25 states. Along the way, Project SALUTE is also developing a national network of pro bono Attorneys to provide free legal services to the men and women who have served their country and now need assistance with their Federal Veterans’ Disability and Pension Benefits claim.
If you need more information about a Social Security Disability/SSI matter, personal injury matter (car wreck, boating accident, slip and fall, etc.), EEOICPA claim, long or short-term disability, VA disability, Railroad Retirement Board disability, or a workers compensation matter, please contact the Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser for a free case evaluation. We can be reached at (865) 584-1211 or (800) 806-4611, through Facebook, or through our website. Our office handles claims throughout East Tennessee, including Knoxville, Chattanooga, Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City, Morristown, Maryville, Rogersville, Dandridge, Tazewell, New Tazewell, Jefferson City, Strawberry Plains, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Loudon, Kingston, Halls, Maynardville, Crossville, Cookeville, Jamestown, Sweetwater, Lenoir City, Athens, Oak Ridge, Clinton, LaFollette, Lake City, Jacksboro, Bean Station, Cosby, Newport, White Pine, Mosheim, Wartburg, Sunbright, Pigeon Forge, and Deer Lodge.