The Legal Aid Network of Kentucky, which includes the state’s four legal aid programs, has announced the launch of Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans, a program that encourages Kentucky lawyers to volunteer their time and skill to help our state’s low-income veterans resolve civil legal problems in the areas of consumer law, family law, government benefits and housing. The Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans program streamlines pro bono services for veterans in Kentucky by creating a single point of entry by which veterans across the state can access civil legal services.

Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans has recently established a statewide toll-free number for veterans who cannot afford an attorney. The toll-free number provides veterans a single point of contact when they face unresolved civil legal issues and need help. The phone number is (844) 268-0VET. 

Attorneys interested in serving a veteran should email, or they may directly reach out to their regional legal aid office (Appalachian Research and Development Fund of Kentucky, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, Legal Aid Society, or Kentucky Legal Aid). 

The Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans Program is made possible in part through a grant provided by the Legal Services Corporation.