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Vet Your Records: Free Legal Clinic for Veterans

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Attorney Chris Stevens will be volunteering as part of Pro Bono Week at Elon Law.

During a free legal clinic on Oct. 26, the DLG attorneys, along with Elon Law students, will be helping former military service members veterans and their family members request the veterans’ military service records.

The Vet Your Records clinic is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Elon University School of Law, 201 N Greene St, Greensboro.

“Obtaining access to one’s own records from the Armed Services can be more difficult than anticipated,” according to an organizer of the clinic. “Vet Your Records provides quick legal assistance to veterans and their families seeking copies of these records. Law students will work alongside attorneys to help veterans fill out the appropriate forms to request their records.”

Many veterans do not have copies of their service records, yet there are many reasons why someone might need these documents. Service records are crucial evidence in VA Disability and military cases, and they also are helpful in getting federal hiring preference and state benefits based on veteran status.

Veterans, their next of kin or a legal guardian may request these records. If you need help obtaining these documents, please make plans to attend this free legal clinic.