If you are a military veteran that needs
legal assistance in the area of Consumer Debt, you
may contact one of the listed legal resources.
The Orange County Bar Association assumes no
responsibility for the legal service providers which
appear on this list.
and Wylie Aitken Family Violence Clinic
The Bette & Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic
provides free legal advice and representation to
victims of family violence, including victims who
are Veterans. The FPC primarily provides legal advice
and representation to victims seeking Family Court
protection orders or immigration benefits. The FPC
primarily serves low-income and indigent victims.
In addition to legal advice and representation,
victims may receive advice and information on law
and procedure by participating in one of our pro
per protection order workshops.
Aid Society of Orange County
The mission of Legal Aid Society of Orange County
and Community Legal Services in southeast Los Angeles
County is to provide civil legal services to low-income
individuals and to promote equal access to the justice
system through advocacy, legal counseling, innovative
self-help services, in-depth legal representation,
economic development and community education.
To meet the legal needs of the growing
veteran population, PLC created an outreach effort
to military veterans called Operation Veterans Re-Entry.
This program is dedicated to providing Orange County
veterans and their families with free legal assistance
to facilitate their re-entry into civilian life,
including those who are homeless.
Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) provides pro bono
legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled
and low income current and former service members
so to eradicate barriers to housing, healthcare,
education, and employment and foster self-sufficiency.
VLI also advocates on behalf of its clients by providing
community education and policy advocacy in an effort
to increase awareness, resources, and overall protections
to current and former members of the US military.
- The University of California, Irvine - School of Law Veterans Clinic
The UCI Veterans Clinic connects members of the armed services in Southern California with meaningful legal services and educates the local community on veterans? issues. The clinic?s goal is to create a cohesive network of experienced providers of veterans services, making UCI Law one of the premiere institutions for veterans? benefits claims and discharge upgrades.
- California State Board of Equalization
The Disabled Veterans? Exemption reduces the property tax liability for qualified veterans who, due to a service-connected injury or disease, have been rated 100% disabled or are being compensated at the 100% rate due to unemployability. Along with the disability requirements, a qualified veteran is one that has been honorably discharged from one of the military services and served during one of the time periods listed in California Constitution Article XIII, section 3(o).
- County of Orange
Get more information on veterans' exemptions applying any property owned by a veteran and disabled veterans' exemptions that apply to the home of a person injured in military service. Exemption applications are due February 15, or on or before the 30th day following the date of Notice of Supplemental Assessment, whichever comes first.
Late applications filed up to December 10 may receive a percentage of the allowable exemption amount.
- Public Counsel - Center for Veterans' Advancement
Public Counsel's Center for Veterans' Advancement (CVA), a national leader in veteran's advocacy, provides direct representation, or representation through pro bono partners, to veterans and their families. CVA provides legal representation at both the local and national levels, and coordinates its work with efforts underway to establish special "Veterans' Courts" in Northern and Southern California designed to meet the unique needs of returning veterans. CVA also manages legal clinics, including one of the largest pro bono advocacy programs in the United States.
- Inner City Law Center
ICLC’s Homeless Veterans Project specializes in psychological trauma claims, especially Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) arising from combat or Military Sexual Trauma (MST). If you are a veteran and need assistance with obtaining compensation, health care, or other benefits from the Veterans Administration, please attend one of our clinics at the following locations.