Health Care

If you are a military veteran that needs legal assistance in the area of health care law, 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.

  • The Alona Cortese Elder Law Center
    Founded in 2000, the Alona Cortese Elder Law Center provides free legal services to low income seniors throughout County of Orange. The center works closely with local legal aid organizations and pro-bono attorneys to maximize services provided to seniors.
  • Veterans Pro Bono Legal Clinic - Fullerton
    The Veterans Pro Bono Legal Clinic provides legal services at not cost to Veterans or their families. We not only help Veterans with Veterans Pension and Aid and Attendance, but we also help Veterans with claims for Service Connected Disability, benefits related to Agent Orange Exposure, PTSD and TBI. Discharge upgrades, Educational Benefits, and paperwork for VA Home Loans.
  • UCI Law Veterans Appeals Pro Bono Program
    Through a partnership between the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and the University of California at Irvine School of Law, the UCI Law Veterans Appeals Pro Bono Program provides pro bono representation to veterans in appeals of veterans benefits claims to the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Contact Sean Twomey at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP at (949) 451-4055 or stwomey@gibsondunn.com for more information.
  • Orange County Department of Veteran Services
    OC Veteran Service Center is located in Santa Ana and assists veterans with claims, homelessness, and access to state and federal healthcare and compensation and pension benefits. The OC Veteran Service Center also assist veterans with criminal and benefit matters and can help veterans get in touch with the key players at the VA Long Beach and the Orange County Veteran Court. Under penal code 1170.9 veteran court and alternative sentencing there is no longer a combat requirement as of 2013.

    Contact: 1-855-886-5400 then ask for Veteran Service Department of Orange County.
    They take appointments and walk in's M-F 9-4:30.
  • Veterans Legal Institute
    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.
  • Office On Aging
    The Office on Aging provides services for older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities, which includes veterans. Information and referral to services that help people maintain their independence is provided through the call center. Links to resources include, but are not limited to, nutrition, transportation, health insurance counseling, support groups, case management, legal services, in-home care, and adult day care.
  • Legal 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.
  • Public Law Center
    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.
  • Orange County Combat Veterans Court
    The first program of its kind in California, this veterans court is a dedicated criminal calendar offering therapeutic treatment instead of incarceration for combat veterans. The first-time offenders served by the court have disorders arising from combat experience, including substance abuse issues, diagnoses of posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other psychological problems.
  • 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.
  • Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles
    CLA-LA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, and we assist clients regardless of their religion, race, color, creed, national original, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation or age. Clients, however, must satisfy our income guidelines, derived from California’s housing guidelines for very low income families in Los Angeles. For example, in 2012, very low income means that a single person cannot earn more than $29,550 on an annual basis. Please contact us for more information about our income guidelines.
  • 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.


Orange County Bar Association
P.O. Box 6130, Newport Beach, CA 92658
949 440 6700 • info@ocbar.org