LACBA’s Veterans Legal Services Project thanks

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for their Gold Sponsorship of the Who Are You Remembering Campaign.

This effort supports VLSP’s delivery of free legal aid to hundreds of current and former military members, annually, to improve access to employment, housing, education, and healthcare.

May ~ Military Appreciation Month ~ Memorial Day 
Who Are You Remembering…?

This May, join the LACBA Veterans Legal Services Project, LACBA, and Counsel for Justice in honoring the memory of our nation’s fallen heroes, by making a donation to support free legal assistance to current and former military members who are still here.

Veterans’ Access to Free Legal Aid Makes a Difference

Every year, hundreds of veterans who are homeless, at risk for homelessness, unemployed or underemployed seek help from VLSP in removing access barriers to housing, employment, healthcare, and education. Through providing free legal services, VLSP helps veterans on the path to sufficiency and stabilization. However, funding these programs during the Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging, and we need your help to continue to provide these services to the veteran community.

We need your help!

Every day in May, the Veterans Project will run the Who Are Your Remembering campaign honoring the lives and memories of our nation’s fallen veterans. As part of these efforts, we are seeking sponsors for each of the 31 days. We have two levels of sponsorship to choose from, Silver and Gold, reflecting varying levels of recognition on our daily social media campaign, LACBA’s website, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, and LA Business Journal. 

Together we can give back to the people, like Marqueta, who have given so much for this nation. Here are our links to our campaign flyer, sponsorship form, and details about the Veterans Project programs. If you have questions, please contact Hazel Gaitan at 213.896.6417 or 

If you cannot sponsor but would like to support the campaign by making a donation, click here.  


Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

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Thank you to our Silver Sponsors:

John A. Clark

William L. Winslow

Matthew J. Norris – Norris Law Group, P.C.

Pamela Perry-Hunter, M.D.

Foley & Mansfield PLLP

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP


Thank you to our sponsors.


LACBA VLSP is here for you.

We continue to provide information and assist with Traffic Tickets, Expungements, and Discharge Upgrades.

Please contact us: 213-896-6537

You are not alone.


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February Free Legal Clinic for Veterans

Our February 19th Legal Clinic at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall was a success due to the support of Foley & Mansfield, PLLP, returning volunteers and staff who provided outstanding pro bono legal services to the county's veterans. Thank you for volunteering your time! And thank you to the veterans who participated!

If you are a veteran and need help with clearing outstanding traffic tickets, driver's license reinstatement, or expunging criminal convictions, reserve a spot at March 18th legal clinic and workshop today! (213) 896-6537

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Introducing LEAP: LACBA’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Program for Veterans

LACBA’s Veterans Legal Services Project announces an exciting new expansion to its services for veterans.  Through LEAP, we will offer legal education and legal assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to aid with small business development. 

The Veterans Project is teaming up with Syracuse’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families and Orrick to present a series of video workshops centered on common legal questions that arise in small business development.   Click here to watch the first video in the series.

In 2020, LEAP will accept eligible graduates and alumni of Syracuse’s National Entrepreneurship Programs for Veterans, EBV (Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans) and V-Wise (Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) to assist disabled veterans and women veterans with navigating the legal needs of their businesses.



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Since 2011, the Veterans Legal Services Project has helped resolve and refer hundreds of matters on behalf of the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.

The Project's current initiative is a collaboration with U.S. VETS and Los Angeles County to offer pro bono legal services at Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

LACBA's Veterans Legal Services Project works to identify and address opportunities to assist veterans, active military personnel and reservists with their legal needs.

The program targets veterans who are unemployed and at risk of homelessness by offering legal services, clinics, and self-help workshops in the areas of:

Clearing Outstanding Tickets and Warrants

Reinstating California Driver Licenses

Expungements: Clearing Criminal Record for Employment


L-R: LACBA Past President Brian Kabateck and Award recipient Anthony Bonadies of the Inner City Law Center staff

The Veterans Legal Service Project was pleased to present its Honorable Benjamin Aranda III Award to Anthony Bonadies for his outstanding service to the Project.  Anthony, an Army Veteran and exceptional attorney, has volunteered with the project in nearly every capacity for the past two years, in addition to working his regular job as a full-time staff attorney at the Inner City Law Center.   He has personally worked on more than 40 cases, participated in multiple monthly clinics and regularly staffed our office hours at Patriotic Halls.  Thank you for your inspiring service to this nation and this nations’ veterans.

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