More than 250 attorneys from New York State are participating in the Veteran Referral Panel Program. This program provides discounted legal help to military veterans in several areas:
- Obtaining federal benefits
- Military discharge upgrades
- Adoptions, and
Veterans participating in the program can have a free initial phone consultation and enjoy a 25% discount on regular attorney fees. State Bar President, David M. Schraver, acknowledged that veterans are unique and went on to comment that “[t]he State Bar Association is committed to those who have served our country and who now need our help.”
The program began in November 2013 and has been extended by the New York Bar Association has extended it until November 2014. Veterans who wish to take advantage of the discounted legal services should call 1-800-342-3661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The State Bar Association also provides other resources to veterans at www.nysba.org/vethelp.