The Veterans Legal Clinic provides legal assistance on a pro-bono basis to all North Carolina military personnel, including active-duty service members, reservists, veterans, and non-affiliated veterans.
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North Carolina has the eighth-largest veteran population in the nation with 775,000 living in the state or nearly 10% of the state's total population. There are approximately 102,000 active-duty service members; approximately 12,000 National Guard members; and more than 20,000 Select Reserve members.
To become a part of the Veterans Legal Clinic, please contact Professor Steven Virgil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wake Forest Law Veterans Legal Clinic provides legal services to veterans for legal issues stemming from or related to their military service that are currently underserved by existing programs. The Veterans Legal Clinic seeks to serve North Carolina military personnel including active duty service members, reservists, veterans, and non-affiliated veterans. All legal assistance will be provided by Wake Forest Law students under the supervision of a licensed attorney. The Veterans Legal Clinic operates on a pro-bono basis.
The Veterans Legal Clinic offers assistance with a number of practice areas including:
Employment Law -Provide legal services to veterans whose rights to employment are abridged based on military service.
Consumer Protection - Provide legal service to protect veterans from a variety of unfair and deceptive business practices such as credit and predatory lending.
Discharge Upgrades - Help otherwise deserving veterans who receive less than honorable discharges related to post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury reclassify their discharge status in order to become eligible for benefits.
Landlord/Tenant Law - Protect veterans’ rights to early termination of leases and recovery of deposits owed or excess rents paid when called to duty.
The Veterans Legal Clinic has chosen NOT to focus on Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits claims at this time. Many other law school clinical programs devote the entire clinic to this issue. The focus of the Veterans Legal Clinic is to fill a gap in legal services available to current and former military personnel that are unmet by other legal service organizations.
At this time, the Veterans Legal Clinic has also chosen NOT to assist with criminal law and family law issues because there are currently several other pro bono organizations fulfilling these legal needs in North Carolina.
Provide legal services for North Carolina veterans, active duty service members, and reservists with legal issues stemming from or related to their military service.
Develop a legal clinic program to serve North Carolina veterans, active duty service members, and reservists throughout the state with an array of diverse legal issues.
If you are a member of the Uniformed Services living in North Carolina and have a legal issue, please fill out a