Illinois Joining Forces

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The Peoria County Bar Association (PCBA) is pleased to be working with Illinois Joining Forces to better serve local military personnel and veterans.  Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) is a statewide network of public and private organizations which serve military personnel and veterans. The PCBA has joined IJF to give back to those who have selflessly sacrificed so much. Through IJF, the PCBA will help veterans and military personnel find the legal assistance they need. The PCBA will also host various programs to educate local attorneys in areas of the law most pertinent to veterans and other military personnel, in an effort to increase the number of attorneys able to provide necessary services.
Many local attorneys have been providing services to local military personnel and veterans through efforts largely coordinated by local attorney Michael Lied of Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC. The PCBA hopes that by joining IJF, it can institutionalize Mr. Lied’s efforts to find and match service members to an attorney who can assist them, while empowering a greater number of service members with legal access and knowledge.
Peoria County and the PCBA recognize the unique legal needs of veterans and military personnel. Joining IJF is just one of many efforts by local attorneys to provide legal support not easily accessible by those who need it. In October 2012, Peoria County established a new veterans’ court to hear and consider unique issues faced by veterans who have been accused of committing non-violent crimes.
For additional information please contact Kevin Hull at 312.925.6085 or Michael Lied at 309.999.6311 or visit http://www.illinoisjoiningforces.org/

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