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ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel
The American Bar Association has long championed the legal rights of those actively serving our country and those who have honorably worn the military uniform. Through the Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP Committee), the ABA focuses on addressing legal issues pertaining to active-duty military, veterans and their families. Your charitable support of the LAMP Committee will ensure that our servicemembers, past and present, receive the legal help that they deserve. Such initiatives include:
ABA Military Pro Bono Project: A one-of-a-kind venture that improves access to pro bono civil legal assistance for active-duty military personnel while expanding opportunities for firms and attorneys to provide pro bono services. View the Project's Star Ranking Supporter Levels.
Veterans’ Claims Assistance Network (ABA VCAN): In close coordination with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VCAN provided unrepresented veterans with the opportunity to work with lawyers who helped complete their disability claims packages for expedited review by the VA—at no cost to the veterans. VCAN was operated as a demonstration pilot that was completed in the summer of 2015. A post-pilot relaunch to make VCAN permanent is anticipated pending necessary funding from donors. Read More.
ABA Home Front: An online legal resource specifically for military families that includes legal information on a variety of topics, a national directory of military and civilian legal assistance programs, and a portal for civilian attorneys to volunteer with the ABA Military Pro Bono Project.
The Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel is a charitable program of the American Bar Association that receives funding through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE). The FJE was created to accept gifts and grants to support the ABA’s public service work. The FJE qualifies as an exempt fund under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all contributions to the FJE are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.