Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Launches Service For Veterans In Need Of Assistance

Military veterans who need legal help now have a place to turn that’s geared to their specific needs.

News Story (Florida)

WJCT Jacksonville
December 3, 2019

Tags: Veterans

Organizations mentioned/involved: Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA)


“Issues with VA home loan foreclosures are much more complicated than issues for normal foreclosures since you automatically have a federal government agency involved in the foreclosure action,” said Veterans Services attorney Declan Duffy.

Studies conducted by the Veterans Administration demonstrated the high rate of legal issues for veterans. Five of the top 10 unmet needs for male homeless veterans require civil legal assistance, and for female homeless veterans that figure is 4 of the top 10, according to information provided by Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.

Legal aid for veterans on the First Coast is funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs.