Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans is the Yellow Ribbon Fund’s newest initiative. Over the years, it has been found that some injured service members need legal support. This has been recognized after they leave the service, as well. Support on issues such as divorce, child custody, bankruptcy and some criminal law have been requested by injured service members over the years.
VLV has been created to bring together attorneys from all areas of specialization to help veterans with their legal needs on a pro bono basis. In addition to the needs noted above, VLV attorneys could help guide veterans with needs in real estate, starting small businesses or other legal needs.
The fundraiser at the NYAC on Wednesday, November 9th had over 100 people in attendance and raised nearly $100,000. General Stanley McChrystal was the keynote speaker, they honored several service members (at least two had been injured) and the 319th Army band performed.