Legal Connection: Military Matters is a program of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation. The program strives to fill the gap in legal services available to veterans and active duty military personnel living in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. We collaborate with support agencies serving the veterans in the area to identify the most needed legal services and provide assistance to those who do not qualify for aid from other agencies.

Military Matters provides pro bono legal services to veterans and active duty military personnel ?who reside in or have home of record in KCMBFs nine county service territory and are in need of legal assistance in the practice areas of:

Crisis Management: Child custody/ support, Divorce, Orders of protection, Guardianship, Warrant relief

Criminal charges

Employment Law (legal issues involving only private employers): Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), Discrimination/retaliation, Wrongful termination

General legal services: Bankruptcy, Debt counseling and work out, Landlord/tenant, Estate planning, Tax counseling, Real estate, Contract

Housing Assistance, Foreclosure Prevention

VA Benefits & Appeals: initial benefit filing, denial a VA benefits claims

Business start-up services (small business only): Incorporation, Tax, Real estate, Contract

Corporate Matters

To request a referral for legal services, please contact one of the Military Matters Community Organization Partners (COPs).

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