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NVLSP Deploys High-Tech Legal Services Donation to Help Veterans Get Benefits

Released 12/13/11 | Tags: Supporters

Driven, Inc. donates thousands of dollars in high-tech legal services to help NVLSP


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 13, 2011

WASHINGTON – Corporate law firms routinely use top-notch legal technology to help them more efficiently process cases, mine truckloads of paper for needed information and get faster results. Thanks to the donation of high-tech legal services by Driven, Inc. the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) will be able to more efficiently help veterans filing VA claims.

It’s a solution that the scrappy 31-year-old nonprofit organization that helps veterans could only dream of, in years past. “The services Driven, Inc. is donating are powerful legal tools that usually only well-resourced private firms can afford,” said Tracy Connor, Pro Bono Coordinator with NVLSP.

“This technology is helping our small and over-loaded legal staff to review the records of over one-hundred thousand veterans and identify the ones that need our help,” said Connor. ”Working smarter with Driven technology means we can help veterans now that we may not have known about for years, or maybe ever.”

The company’s support for NVLSP came about through the assistance of Matthew Verga, who know firsthand the complicated process many veterans must go through when filing a VA claim for benefits. “Assisting the NVLSP in its efforts to help veterans and their families has been some of the most rewarding work of my legal career,” said Verga.

“I was proud to be able to handle an individual veteran’s appeal for them while a law firm associate, and I am proud to be able to assist in this new way now, as Driven’s Director of Consulting, identifying technological solutions to make possible the evaluation and handling of so many additional appeals,” said Verga. The donation to NVLSP is valued at nearly $6,000.

Company leaders say they are glad to see their software and services being used by a nonprofit organization that helps so many veterans. “Driven, Inc. is honored to be working with the National Veterans Legal Services Program. Our gesture is small in comparison to everything our veterans have done for us,” said Ozzy Jimenez, chief executive officer of Driven, Inc.

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is an independent, nonprofit veteran’s service organization that has been serving active duty personnel and veterans since 1980. NVLSP strives to ensure that our nation honors its commitment to our 25 million veterans and active duty personnel by providing them the federal benefits they have earned through their service to our country.  NVLSP offers training for attorneys and advocates, connects veterans and active duty personnel with pro bono legal help, publishes the nation’s definitive guide on veteran’s benefits, and represents and litigates for veterans and their families before the VA, military discharge review agencies, and federal courts. For more information go to www.nvlsp.org.

About Driven, Inc.
Driven Inc. specializes in all aspects of litigation support including digital reproduction, forensics, paper discovery, scanning, conversion, graphic design and printing, and electronic data discovery.  Based in Washington and New York, Driven Inc. has provided support to clients across the country and typically handles information and data on hundreds of legal matters every month totaling millions of pages. More information is available at: www.driven-inc.com

Media contact: Ami Neiberger-Miller, 703.887.4877, ami@steppingstonellc.com


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