Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, pro bono attorneys work to aid veterans who are struggling

The Hartford County Bar Association is recognizing a Connecticut law firm for its eight years of work on behalf of low-income veterans who struggle with mental illness and other issues linked to their military service.

News Story (Connecticut)

David Owens
Hartford Courant
May 27, 2019
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Tags: Veterans

Organizations mentioned/involved: Connecticut Veterans Legal Center


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The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center and its team of lawyers work to aid veterans by connecting them with medical services they are entitled to through the Veterans Administration, as well as provide assistance with housing, jobs and upgrading discharge status. The VA, likewise, refers vets to the legal center for help with legal struggles.

The free legal aid provided to veterans ranges from help with student loans, credit, tax, Social Security and other public benefits to probate, child support and custody issues. The bulk of the legal work focuses on appealing VA benefit denials and landlord/tenant issues. It’s the housing issues that Halloran Sage lawyers focused on.

Greg Gagne, a Halloran Sage lawyer, Air Force veteran and legal center board member, said his firm has focused on eviction cases because housing is a critical issue that veterans face that also requires a rapid response by attorneys since the eviction process moves relatively quickly when compared to other civil court proceedings.