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Butler Prather LLP Supports UGA Legal Clinic for Veterans

Uplifting the University of Georgia School of Law Veterans Legal Clinic

At Butler Prather LLP, we feel a tremendous debt of gratitude for our veterans. In this spirit, founding partner James E. “Jim” Butler is committed to helping veterans transition into civilian life by supporting the Veterans Legal Clinic at the University of Georgia School of Law. The clinic offers free legal services for Georgia veterans.

The Veterans Legal Clinic at UGA School of Law

The Veterans Legal Clinic is funded by a lead gift from Jim Butler. Jim made this commitment to support veterans in honor of his late father, Lt. Cmdr. James E. Butler Sr., who was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy. The clinic provides free legal aid for veterans from across Georgia. Students at UGA School of Law can also earn course credits by assisting veterans through the clinic.

The Veterans Legal Clinic specializes in helping students process claims that have been deferred or denied by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The clinic maintains an ongoing caseload of around 25 veterans. It also makes referrals to attorneys who provide veterans with legal assistance.

Law students enrolled in the Veterans Legal Clinic provide legal advice, counseling, and advocacy for veterans who might not otherwise be able to access these services. In addition to helping veterans in need, the Veterans Legal Clinic offers invaluable benefits for law students, including:

  • Learning about veterans’ needs and their life experiences
  • Supporting veterans with mental or physical disabilities
  • Receiving legal experience in administrative law
  • Attending weekly legal seminars
  • Developing an ethic of public service
  • Working with government agencies and professionals, including social workers and psychologists

Call the Veterans Legal Clinic To Learn More

The Veterans Legal Clinic teaches students how the law can impact peoples’ lives for the better. Veterans seeking assistance from the Veterans Legal Clinic can call (706) 542-6439 or send an email to veteranslegalclinic@uga.edu.

By connecting law students with veterans, the clinic helps break down barriers that would otherwise prevent veterans from getting the services they need and deserve. Areas where legal assistance makes a big difference for veterans include:

  • Applying for benefits
  • Filing disability claims
  • Medical and psychological treatment
  • Recovering medical records
  • Housing assistance
  • Discharge upgrades
  • GI Bill education benefits
  • Employment assistance
  • PACT Act eligibility
  • Toxic exposure screening
  • Moving assistance
  • Reopening disability claims
  • Suicide prevention
  • Drug and alcohol abuse treatment

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