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State offers legal help for military members

Posted at 9:30 PM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 00:30:21-04
As part of National Military Appreciation Month, the Office of Military Legal Assistance is offering free services for military service members in need of legal help.
The program pairs Nevada's active duty, Guard and reserve service members with local attorneys to receive legal assistance for civil matters such as consumer fraud, military rights, immigration, landlord/tenant, predatory lending and creditor/debtor issues. Nevada veterans may also receive assistance with wills and powers of attorney.
“The liberties we enjoy today are the result of ongoing vigilance and personal sacrifices made by our service members and families past and present,” said Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt. "It is my hope that this program will demonstrate a commitment to our military communities and that eligible Nevadans will take advantage of these services.” 
The Office of Military Legal Assistance was named a "Best Practice Program" by the U.S. Department of Defense. Since 2015, the program has helped military personnel and veterans with over 210 pro bono matters in Nevada.