Bay Pines VA to Host Legal Clinics for Veterans Seeking Civil Legal Services in Manatee and Sarasota - Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
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Bay Pines VA to Host Legal Clinics for Veterans Seeking Civil Legal Services in Manatee and Sarasota

October 26, 2017

Bay Pines, FL - The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) program has expanded opportunities for Veterans under VA care seeking civil legal services in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

  • On Monday, November 13, 2017, the Bradenton Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will host a legal clinic from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Mental Health Group room. Bradenton CBOC directions and information can be found at: www.baypines.va.gov/BAYPINES/Bradenton_Florida.asp.
  • On Monday, December 11, 2017, the Sarasota CBOC will host a legal clinic from 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. in the first floor conference room. Sarasota CBOC directions and information can be found at: www.baypines.va.gov/locations/Sarasota_Florida.asp.

All services will be provided on a first come, first serve basis with the last application being accepted at 3:30 p.m. on both days.

The MLP program is a health and legal alliance between the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, Stetson University Veterans Law Institute, and Bay Area Legal Services.

The program is designed specifically for Veterans enrolled for care with the Bay Pines VAHCS (some exceptions may apply) who are in need of legal representation/consultation for non-criminal offenses, who may not otherwise be able to afford legal representation. Services are provided by MLP attorneys at no cost. The program became available to Veterans in February 2017.

The MLP Program office is headquartered in building 100, room 1E-241 at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center. Legal services are provided on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed for one-hour lunch). Walk-ins are seen in the morning (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) and scheduled appointments are booked in the afternoon.

For more information about MLP, please visit www.baypines.va.gov/services/mlp.asp, or call 727-398-9592.