Pro bono training for veterans’ representation

Several groups are calling on attorneys to lend their pro bono services to veterans in need of legal representation.

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, the Homeless Persons Representation Project and the Maryland State Bar Association’s Veterans’ Affairs and Military Law Committee teamed up to sponsor an online training session for lawyers who will commit to taking on at least one pro bono case within a year or working at the HPRP’s legal clinic for homeless veterans.

Attorneys can view the webcast, available here, whenever they choose. The training covers service-related disability benefits, working with homeless and low-income clients, taking on a pro bono case and staffing the HPRP’s intake site.

The training is free with a pro bono commitment, and the organizations provide mentorship, case support and malpractice insurance to participating attorneys, according to the PBRC.

The veterans’ benefits webcast is not the only training the center offers online — others cover topics like representing unaccompanied immigrant minors, criminal record expungement and LGBT discrimination protections in the state.

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Lauren Kirkwood covers the business of law beat at The Daily Record.

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