Post 43 Legionnaire Helps Vets with Legal Troubles
Post 43 Legionnaire, actor, and attorney Matthew Skomo has been giving back to the community the past few months by volunteering with the L.A. County Bar Association's Veterans Legal Project.
The project is a free legal clinic for veterans at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall on the third Wednesday of every month and is staffed by volunteer attorneys like Matthew.
LACBA's Veterans Project works to identify and address opportunities to assist veterans, active military personnel and reservists with their legal needs. Since it was founded in 2014, the Veterans Project has already helped resolve and refer hundreds of matters on behalf of servicemembers and veterans. The program targets vets who are unemployed and at risk of homelessness by offering legal services, clinics and self-help workshops in the areas of clearing outstanding tickets and warrants, reinstating California driver licenses, and expungements -- clearing criminal records for employment
The Veterans Project is a new partnership between U.S. VETS and Los Angeles County to add pro bono legal services at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
Many thanks and a hand salute to Matthew and the other attorneys of the LACBA for their dedication and support of underserved veterans in the true Legionnaire spirit!