The Veterans Medical/Legal Partnership (MLP) is for qualifying veterans in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, and is part of a nationwide collaboration with the Veterans Administration.
MLP attorneys help with a range of unique legal issues that veterans face. Legal service areas include family law, housing, consumer law, bankruptcy, advanced directives, licensing, sealing/expungement, and more.
71% of households with veterans or other military personnel have experienced a civil legal problem in the past year. 79% of veterans with legal aid issues do not seek legal help. Accessible legal assistance is shown to alleviate many of the factors that negatively impact a veteran’s health and self-sufficiency -especially if the legal assistance program is tailored to veterans’ needs and advocates work with and within the Veterans Administration.