Free legal clinic for veterans

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 12:31pm

The Shreveport Bar Foundation is offering free legal advice to veterans. No appointment is needed, and they will help with any type of law.

This program is funded with a grant from the Louisiana Bar Foundation, enabling them to help vets that need it. Gernine Mailhes, of the foundation, says that a lot of vets are homeless because of arrests in their past. In many cases, a DWI is keeping them from passing a background check necessary for many employers. She said that at first, she was surprised by the number of vets that come to them looking to expunge a record, but it makes sense.

The clinic will be at the Highland Center (VOA) from 11am-1pm on October 9. They will also be having free clinics on January 8 and April 9 of 2013.

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