SIU School of Law set to host free Veterans Legal Clinic

CARBONDALE — A free Veterans Legal Clinic designed to help veterans with a myriad of issues will be held next month at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The inaugural event Nov. 6 at the SIU School of Law will pair veterans with licensed attorneys who will offer legal advice and assistance on civil issues including:

  • Evictions and housing.
  • Education.
  • Consumer issues.
  • Divorce.
  • Public benefit issues.
  • Sealing/expungement of cases.
  • Wills and power of attorney.
  • Discharge upgrades.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.
  • Social Security Disability/SSI claims

The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hiram H. Lesar Law Building, 1150 Douglas Drive, Carbondale. Advanced registration encouraged. Veterans are encouraged to pre-register for eligibility pre-screening and to schedule an appointment by calling the Illinois Armed Forced Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN) at 855/452-3526.