Are you a veteran residing in Western Colorado? Are you in need of legal advice regarding military service related matters? A chance to speak with attorneys for free is coming your way next month.

The University of Denver Veterans Advocacy Project legal outreach event is coming to Grand Junction this June. It will take place at the Mesa County Libraries Central Branch at 443 N. 6th Street on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What will happen at this event?  VAP lawyers will be prepared to answer questions about:

  • veteran-related legal issues
  • military discharge upgrades

Who's eligible to participate? This event is open to all veterans at no charge. Not only is it free, no registration is required.

Let's back up. Who is VAP? According to the press release from the Mesa County Library:

The VAP is a team of Colorado attorneys and University of Denver law students committed to serving veterans on VA disability benefit compensation cases and discharge upgrade cases.

The VAP works alongside the Colorado Bar Association to assist veterans with legal needs.

On Tuesday, June 4, general information sessions will be held every hour from 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. Starting at 2 p.m., lawyers will host what they are calling a "Pop-Up Clinic" where vets can visit with a veteran law attorney. This will be done on a walk-in basis. The Mesa County press release adds:

At 2 p.m., the lawyers will host a “Pop-Up Clinic” in which veterans will be able to consult with a veteran law attorney on a walk-in basis. Attorneys and students will listen to a veteran’s story to determine if their issue is something the clinic can help with. If the case falls outside the clinic’s domain – as would family law or a housing issue – the students connect them with the appropriate organization.

If you're a vet in need of legal counseling, please take advantage of this free event. Again, no registration is required.