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Free Legal Clinic, Benefits Expo for Morris County Veterans April 27

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A free Legal Clinic and Resources Expo is scheduled for all Morris County veterans on Friday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the third-floor Senior Citizens Room at the Morristown Municipal Building, 200 South St. Free coffee and doughnuts will be served.

“We urge our veterans to take advantage of this program to help ensure they are aware of services offered by the county, VA, and nonprofit agencies specifically geared to them,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “Our veterans have done so much for us, so we want to make sure we do our best to help them in their civilian lives.’’

The event is open to veterans, current service members and dependents from all 39 Morris County municipalities. In addition to free legal service, attendees can get questions answered, receive guidance on issues of concern and pick up key information on a variety of issues that are relevant to military veterans of all ages.

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The following services/resources will be available for veterans:

  • Attorneys will provide a free legal consultation on mortgages, foreclosures, divorce, bankruptcy, driver’s license restoration, child support and wills. (This is a walk-in clinic; consultations last up to 20 minutes.)
  • Morris County Veterans Services Office will provide information on filing claims with the VA and other services available to veterans.
  • VA Healthcare will offer information about its system, explaining eligibility and enrollment requirements.
  • The NJ Department of Labor will be on hand to provide resume reviews, interview assistance and other job-related help.
  • Zufall Dental will offer information on discounted dental services for veterans and will book appointments for its mobile dental unit.
  • The Morris County Clerk’s Office will issue Morris County Veterans ID Cards to honorably discharged veterans.
    Note: Veterans seeking the county ID card must bring their DD-214 and a picture ID showing Morris County residency.
  • Morris County Office of Aging and Disabilities will discuss assistance programs available through their office.

“We at the Morris County Bar Foundation seek to use our legal skills and training for the betterment of our Morris County Community, and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve our veterans as they have served us,’’ said Jennifer McAndrew Vuotto, former president of the Morris County Bar Foundation.

Transportation options are available for veterans who need a ride to and from the expo. Call 973-829-8103 to arrange a ride.

The event is hosted by the Morris County Bar Foundation and Morris County Veterans’ Services Office, in cooperation with the Town of Morristown. For more information on this event or veterans services in general, visit: https://hs.morriscountynj.gov/adv/veterans/

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