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NVLSP Releases 2023 Report on Pro Bono Program: Lawyers Serving Warriors®

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NVLSP Releases 2023 Report on Pro Bono Program: Lawyers Serving Warriors®
-New Record of Over 84,000 Pro Bono Hours Donated-


ARLINGTON, VA - The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) today released the 2023 Report on its Pro Bono Program: Lawyers Serving Warriors® (LSW). The Report showcases the dedication and life-changing work of NVLSP’s pro bono partners at law firms and corporate legal departments. In 2023, NVLSP’s pro bono partners donated over 84,000 hours in pro bono time to veterans, with an approximate value of over $68 million. In 2023, NVLSP’s pro bono partners set a five-year record of growth in hours donated, accepting approximately 500 veteran and service members’ cases and staffing 25 LSW virtual and in-person legal clinics.

“We are deeply honored and immensely grateful for the unwavering dedication of our pro bono partners. Their commitment ensures that our nation’s veterans, service members, and their families get the benefits they are entitled because of disabilities resulting from their military service. This report proudly shines a light on the incredible impact of our collaboration,” said NVLSP Executive Director Paul Wright.

NVLSP’s Lawyers Serving Warriors® program assists veterans and servicemembers in several areas. Some of the most common include:

• Military Medical Retirement
• Combat-Related Special Compensation
• Discharge Upgrades
• Military Sexual Trauma
• Appeals at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and Board of Veterans’ Appeals
• Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program (TSGLI)
• Systemic Reform Projects, Amicus Briefs & Comments

You can access NVLSP’s 2023 Pro Bono Report here.

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is an independent, nonprofit veterans service organization that has served active duty military personnel and veterans since 1981. NVLSP strives to ensure that our nation honors its commitment to its 18 million veterans and active duty personnel by ensuring they have the benefits they have earned through their service to our country. NVLSP has represented veterans in lawsuits that compelled enforcement of the law where the VA or other military services denied benefits to veterans in violation of the law. NVLSP’s success in these lawsuits has resulted in more than $5.4 billion dollars being awarded in disability, death and medical benefits to hundreds of thousands of veterans and their survivors. NVLSP offers training for attorneys and other advocates; connects veterans and active duty personnel with pro bono legal help when seeking disability benefits; publishes the nation's definitive guide on veteran 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.

Media contact:
Patty Briotta, office 202-621-5698, patty@nvlsp.org

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