The Cumberland Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic at Cumberland School of Law, provides legal assistance to veterans and their families across the state of Alabama. Through partnerships with local and statewide veterans assistance organizations, the clinic helps veterans and their families for whom retaining counsel would be an undue hardship.
Representation of persons whose case is accepted by C-VETS will be by practicing attorneys assisted by law students or by law students authorized to provide legal representation supervised by practicing attorneys. C-VETS stands ready to assist with a wide variety of civil matters including consumer debt, landlord-tenant, contracts, uncontested family law matters and wills. Students and lawyers may also assist with criminal matters such as expungement, driver license issues and fines and court costs. We can also discuss other legal matters with you and may refer you to another organization. In Jefferson County, C-VETS will work closely with the Veterans Help Desk of the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers program.
Call 205-726-4735. Leave a message with your phone number and a brief explanation of your legal issue. A law student will contact you to take an application for assistance over the phone.
Email email@example.com with your phone number and a brief description of your legal issue. A law student will contact you to take an application for assistance over the phone.
Complete our secure, online application. It's the fastest and easiest way to ensure that you provide the vital information we need to evaluate your legal issue and get the process started.
Once the application is completed online or by phone, the clinic will review your application and your legal issue and determine whether it can assist you. Because of time constraints, the clinic cannot assist with emergency legal matters. If, after review, the clinic decides that it can provide legal representation, you will be sent an engagement letter to sign. You will not be a C-VETS client until you sign the engagement letter and we receive it at the clinic.
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