Bay Pines VAHCS to Host Legal Workshop June 29 - Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
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Bay Pines VAHCS to Host Legal Workshop June 29

June 25, 2018

Bay Pines, Fla - The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will host a Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) Tenant’s Rights and Responsibility workshop for Veterans on Friday, June 29, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event will take place in the J.C. Cobb Room located on the first floor of the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center (building 100) at 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, Fla. 33744. Click here to view a campus map. Bay Area Legal Services in collaboration with Bay Pines VAHCS will present information regarding the following:

  • How to ensure you receive your security deposit back and what to do if you do not receive it.
  • What to do when needed repairs are not being addressed.
  • How to respond to an eviction to ensure you preserve your rights
  • When it is and is not appropriate to withhold rent, and how to do so properly to ensure you are not evicted
  • What resources are available should you find yourself without housing

In addition, attorneys will be available to assist Veterans with addressing specific questions. The MLP program is a health and legal alliance between the Bay Pines VAHCS, Stetson University Veterans Law Institute, and Bay Area Legal Services. The program is designed specifically for Veterans enrolled for care with the BPVAHCS (some exceptions may apply), who need legal representation/consultation for non-criminal offenses, and who may not otherwise be able to afford legal representation. Veterans must also live in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, or Sarasota counties to be eligible for services. For more information about MLP, please visit:, or contact Medical Legal Partnership Liaison Mr. Fred Liggett at 727 398-6661, extension 15893.

About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 4,300 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is one of the largest VA health care systems in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. To learn more, please visit, like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter at

About Bay Area Legal Services

Bay Area Legal Services is a nonprofit, public interest law firm that has provided civil legal assistance to low-income residents in the Tampa Bay region since 1967. Bay Area aims to eliminate barriers to justice through high quality legal services, education, and community partnerships.  Bay Area was recognized as a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace in 2016.