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Legal Help

Our Directory of Programs can help you find legal help. Focused on those resources and programs specializing in helping military families, the Directory will help you find legal services in or near your community. Each state-by-state listing details any income or service-based restrictions. This is the first stop military families should make when shopping for an attorney.

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Military Family Resources

Military families have legal rights above and beyond civilian families. In our Information Center you can find easy-to-understand information about a variety of legal issues military families face every day. From custody issues to dealing with your mortgage company while deployed, to even deciding when you need a lawyer in the first place, theses resources will help you understand the law as it applies to you.

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ABA Military Pro Bono Project

The ABA Military Pro Bono Project connects eligible active-duty servicemembers with pro bono attorneys to assist with civil legal issues. If you are an active-duty military member eligible for services through your military legal assistance office, you may be eligible for a referral for legal help through the Military Pro Bono Project.

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ABA Free Legal Answers for Veterans

ABA Free Legal Answers is a website on which income-eligible individuals can submit questions about civil (non-criminal) legal issues and receive answers from pro bono lawyers. The ABA Free Legal Answers’ federal site,, allows veterans to submit legal questions about VA benefits, discharge upgrades, and similar veterans’ legal issues. For other legal questions, such as a family law or housing question, visit the main ABA Free Legal Answers website,, and choose your state.

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Military & Veterans Legal Center

The ABA Military and Veterans Legal Center facilitates pro bono opportunities for attorneys looking to volunteer time to help military families and veterans. Learn more about the pro bono opportunities and get involved to provide legal help and services to servicemembers and veterans.

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The materials included on this website are for informational purposes and not intended as legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed by the use of the information from our site or the links from our site to other servers. Military personnel and their family members who are entitled to legal services through a military legal assistance office are encouraged to meet with a military attorney to obtain further help with these matters. For information on eligibility and locations of military- and civilian-provided legal assistance, visit our Directory of Programs. Use of these military images does not imply or constitute Department of Defense endorsement.