Some great news from my colleague Alberto Rodriguez:
On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the State Bar of Arizona and 11 of its members participated in the 2016 Glendale Stand Up for Veterans event at Glendale Community College. The State Bar and volunteer attorneys joined several service providers at the one-day event that offered a variety of free health and human services to 324 veterans in our state. Volunteer attorneys from across the Valley answered questions during one-on-one consultations with veterans seeking legal advice.
The “Civil Law Clinic” organized by the State Bar offered legal consultations by members who practice family law, bankruptcy/foreclosure/tax law, probate/trust law, and real estate/landlord & tenant law.
Volunteer attorneys provided 77 consultations during the legal clinic for the 63 veterans who were seen. In addition, many attorneys offered pro-bono legal services after the Stand Up to veterans who needed additional help. Adding to the legal services provided for veterans, on-site courts coordinated by Hon. Elizabeth Finn, Presiding Judge of the Glendale City Court, saw 231veterans who needed to address court-related issues.
The State Bar offers its sincerest appreciation to the attorneys who committed to helping veterans at the Stand Up event. The following is a list of the attorney and logistics volunteers:
Dorothy Brogan, Law Office of Dorothy E. Brogan
Doug Edmunds, Edmunds Law
Rebecca Elliot, Rebecca Elliott Attorney at Law
Nathan Finch, Catalyst Legal Group
Tim R. Geiger, Geiger Law Offices
Steven D. Keist, Keist Law
Tonya MacBeth, Burch & Cracchiolo, PA
Cindy Greene, Simmons & Greene, PC
Ian Hasegawa, Hasegawa Paulsen, PLC
Brant Hodyno, Brant Hodyno, Compassionate Counsel
Janis Villalpando, Community Legal Services
Katrina Morales, Community Volunteer