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ABA honoring veterans

The American Bar Association has launched a new website to provide service members and military families with resources on legal issues and obtaining law-related assistance for the problems they face every day.

This site, available through www.americanbar.org, features an information center, programs director and a military pro bono center.

“Being in the military is a 24/7 commitment that takes its members and their families across the country, and around the world,” said ABA President Stephen N. Zack. “That’s where the online legal center comes in. At any time, someone can access basic information on the legal issue they’re dealing with — whether it’s a family law matter, tax question or problem with a creditor.”

The information center consists of easy-to-understand resources about working with a lawyer, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and a family law section. It will be expanded to include additional materials about landlord-tenant disputes, health law, immigration, contracts and leases, tax, and employment law.

The Military Pro Bono Center is a resource for lawyers interested in providing pro bono representation for military members or in providing pro bono lawyer-to-lawyer consultation with military legal assistance attorneys.