The Alabama State Bar is offering legal services at a reduced rate to military personnel. The Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service helps connect military members with legal services in Alabama at a reduced price, which is a great idea. Currently, the service only applies to members of the Alabama National Guard and the Alabama State Defense Force, but in October 2009, the service will expand to all military members. When a military member calls the State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service, he or she will be directed to a lawyer who is willing to offer a 25% discount to service members. If a participating lawyer isn’t in the service member’s area, he or she will be referred to the nearest participating lawyer. The State Bar Association reports that it gets lots of calls from military members looking for help, particularly with will and estate planning and child-custody cases. For more information, visit the Alabama State Bar’s website at http://www.alabar.org/lrs/. This is a great service and hopefully other states are, or soon will be, offering similar services to America’s finest.
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