Lee County Bar Association presents Veterans and First Responders Legal Clinic

The Pro Bono Committee of the Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) invites veterans, active military personnel, police officers and firefighters to receive free legal advice at a Veterans and First Responders Legal Clinic, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 3 at the Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library, 4820 Leonard Street in Cape Coral. Spearheaded by LCBA Secretary Kelly Fayer and sponsored by CONRIC PR & Marketing, the event is free of charge for attendees with valid identification, and no registration is required.

LCBA members will be joined by Florida Rural Legal Services staff attorneys to provide advice on matters including bankruptcy, landlord/tenant issues, estates and trust planning, real estate/property, family law, criminal, and veterans’ and social security benefits. In addition to legal advice, attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about the services provided by Invest in America’s Veterans Foundation and Homes for Heroes, which will be on hand at the event.

LCBA Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair Anais Bimonte said, “The Pro Bono Committee is interested in assisting the men and women who have given much in their service in the military and our community and who now need legal help.”

The Pro Bono Committee and the LCBA are grateful for the assistance of Invest in America’s Veterans Foundation, which has graciously provided the use of the Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library for the event.

Invest in America’s Veterans Foundation President Ralph Santillo said, “Some veterans have claims to be filed on their behalf to increase their disability payments, some have divorce or domestic problems and some have criminal cases pending.” He added, “There is never enough help in the legal field available to veterans who are living on limited incomes.”

Connie Ramos-Williams, CEO of CONRIC PR & Marketing, said, “As the Pro Bono Committee and LCBA strive to make legal services accessible to an often underserved population, we are pleased to help get the word out so veterans and first responders can now get the help they need.”

The Pro Bono Committee develops and expands pro bono activities to provide access to the justice system for clients who are unable to pay for attorneys’ services. Through events such as this clinic, private attorneys are able to provide brief services, without charge, to help individuals navigate the justice system.

Additional support has been provided by The Art and Science of Successful Planning. For more information about the LCBA, visit www.leebar.org or call (239) 334-0047.

About the Lee County Bar Association
The Lee County Bar Association, a 501c6 not-for-profit organization, has served the citizens and legal community of Lee County since 1949 and has a current membership of almost 800. For more information, visit www.leebar.org or contact President Anne Dalton, Esquire at (239) 337-7900 or adalton@daltonlegal.com or Executive Director Sharon Brotherton at (239) 334-0047.

This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.