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    Volunteers needed for ABA Military Pro Bono Project, as Wisconsin gears up for mobilization

    The largest combat mobilization of Wisconsin National Guard troops since WWII will occur early next year when approximately 3,500 members of the guard will be called up for duty in Iraq.


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    Vol. 81, No. 12, December 2008

    Legal News & Trends

    Volunteers needed for ABA Military Pro Bono Project, as Wisconsin gears up for mobilization

    The largest combat mobilization of Wisconsin National Guard troops since WWII will occur early next year when approximately 3,500 members of the guard will be called up for duty in Iraq.

    The ABA Military Pro Bono Project assists deployed service members who need legal assistance that they cannot afford. Legal issues range from family law matters to power of attorney issues to creditor rights issues. All State Bar of Wisconsin members (resident and nonresident) who can provide legal assistance are encouraged to join the project’s referral list.

    Requests for help through this project are prescreened by a JAG lawyer who refers eligible requests to the ABA Military Pro Bono Project. ABA staff sends these requests to lawyers on the pro bono panel for the state/locality where the help is needed, and help make a match once a volunteer steps forward. Students from the U.W. and Marquette law schools will be available to assist attorneys with legal research, writing, and other appropriate tasks.

    For more information, visit www.militaryprobono.org; select “Join This Area” to volunteer.




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