On May 13, 2014 I will be attending the UW-Superior Veterans Expo. For a few years now, I have been accredited with the Department of Veteran Affairs to represent vets through the disability and other benefit application and review process. Accreditation required training specific to the Veterans Benefit system and in order to maintain my status, I am required to continue training every three years on veterans systems. I became involved through an effort from the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division – Project Salute. The initiative sought to enlist attorneys to volunteer their time helping veterans gain benefits they deserve.
At the Veterans Expo I will be sharing information about Project Salute, the process for obtaining veterans benefits, and other programs offered by the Department of Veteran Affairs and American Bar Association to help vets get cheap (or free) legal advice on many areas of law. There are countless non-profit organizations working together to help veterans with legal issues such as benefits, foreclosures, employment issues, divorces and so much more.
Hope to see you at the Expo!
Johanna R Kirk