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News You Can Use

Spotlight: Civil legal aid available for veterans and active duty military

Journal Star - September 21, 2018

by Michael O'Connor A new report from the US Department of Veterans Affairs shows that homeless veterans across the country could benefit from the help of a lawyer.  The Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and Networking Group (CHALENG) survey asked homeless veterans abut their needs and wants.  Nearly half of

Free legal assistance available for local veterans

WSIL ABC 3 - October 19, 2018

by Kevin Hunsperger CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The SIU School of Law is hosting a free event for veterans in November. The Veterans Legal Clinic is Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the until 4. A variety of topics will be covered that day. If you know a veteran

My View: Civil legal aid can help homeless veterans

Rockford Register Star - August 11, 2018

by Michael O'Connor A new report from the US Department of Veterans Affairs shows that homeless veterans across the country could benefit from the help of a lawyer.  The Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and Networking Group (CHALENG) survey asked homeless veterans abut their needs and wants.  Nearly half of

PILI Joins IL Armed Forces Legal Aid Network

PILI Post - June 7, 2018

PILI [Public Interest Law Initiative] is proud to announce that we are now a member of the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN). IL-AFLAN provides civil legal services across Illinois to veterans, active duty military and their spouses and dependents. It is a network comprised of legal aid organizations

Guest Post: Helping Veterans through the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network

PILI Post - June 25, 2018

This is a guest post from Zach Zarnow. Zach joined the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation as Program Director in January 2016, taking on the task of developing, monitoring, and evaluating IEJF’s initiative to create a statewide military personnel and veterans’ legal assistance hotline and coordinated network of legal support services.  Illinois