Veterans supporting veterans
March 6, 2013
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Veterans come together to bring life-changing legal help to veterans in need
Last Friday, the Justice Bus Project traveled from downtown Los Angeles with eight volunteers from Southwestern Law School out to the Inland Empire to set up a free legal clinic for veterans.
Done in partnership with Inland Counties Legal Services and Inland Empire Veterans Stand Down, the clinic brought veterans together to support their fellow veterans. Two of the law student volunteers were veterans, as were three staff from Inland County Legal Services and two staff from Inland Empire Veterans Stand Down. The clinic took place at the local American Legion Post, and so local veterans showed up to help staff the clinic. And we are super proud that Monica Mar, our very own Senior Staff Attorney in charge of our SoCal office, is a veteran.
This Justice Bus trip brought life-changing legal assistance to 16 veterans, many of whom were facing multiple legal problems. Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers and local partner organizations for this inspiring collaboration.
The trip was made possible by support from the California Bar Foundation and many, many individual donors who support OneJustice’s Veterans Legal Aid Fund – including many donations made in honor of veterans and service members. Check out our online Wall of Honor for the names of those in whose honor and memory this Justice Bus trip took place. Want to be a part of future Justice Bus trips serving veterans? It is easy to give online – and we will be so moved to add the names of veterans and service members in your life to the Wall of Honor.
You all inspire us every day. Thank you for your support!