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CLE will give tools to help veterans upgrade discharge status

Friday, February 23, 2018  
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Invisible wounds suffered in service can lead to a loss of benefits and services for combat veterans, making it difficult or impossible to find a job and re-enter civilian life.

Attorney representation can help veterans upgrade less-than-honorable discharges impacted by PTSD and other invisible wounds – but many of these veterans’ calls for assistance go unanswered.

Two free CLE opportunities offered in March – in Billings on Friday, March 16, and in Missoula on Wednesday, March 21 – will give Montana attorneys the tools to help. Participating attorneys will receive 4.0 hours of CLE training and materials in exchange for agreeing to assist one veteran with a discharge upgrade.

The State Bar of Montana’s Veterans Law Section, the University of Montana’s Alexander Blewett III School of Law Veterans Advocacy Clinic and the Montana Supreme Court Statewide Pro Bono Program are partnering to offer the programs.

You can register for one of the programs here.