Civil Legal Services for Veterans and Their Families
Vets Ride With Pride
The Dane County Veterans Service Office is now offering free bus passes to all veterans through their "Vets Ride With Pride" program. Click here to find out more information about this program.
Veterans Law Center Student Coordinator Awarded the Peggy Browning Fellowship
May 3rd, 2013
Andrew Brooks, a first-year student at the University of Wisconsin Law School and VLC Student Coordinator, has been awarded a ten-week summer fellowship by the Peggy Browning Fund. The fellowship honors law students who excel academically and who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of workers’ rights. Read more here.
About the Center
The University of Wisconsin Law School Pro Bono Program, in partnership with the Dane County Bar Association, and the Dane County Veterans Service Office has developed a resource for local veterans in need of civil legal assistance: the Veterans Law Center (VLC). Funding is provided by Habush, Habush & Rottier S.C., Porchlight, Inc., the State Bar of Wisconsin, and Zion Lutheran Church. In addition to the generous donations, the VLC could not operate without these volunteer efforts of Karen McKenzie, a paralegal from Winner, Wixson & Pernitz.
VLC is a free legal center staffed by volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students. The center serves low-income veterans and their families, providing brief legal advice, information and referrals on a variety of civil legal matters. Additionally, staff from the Dane County Veterans Service Office provides information about non-legal resources available to veterans.
Having a central resource for veterans seeking legal assistance helps alleviate the challenges faced by local veterans. Fewer veterans miss out on receiving quality legal information simply because they are not sure where to go for help. The VLC serves as this central resource and it consistently provides accurate legal information for veterans in need.