If you qualify for free legal services, CVLTF will help you with small legal issues like bankruptcy, denial of VA benefits, Discharge Upgrades, and family law such as child support or custody issues. See below for more information. CVLTF is not a full-service law firm. We are a nonprofit assisting veterans and their attorneys with legals needs.
Criminally-Involved Legal Assistance
If you have been charged with a crime, CVLTF will assist your attorney, whether Public Defender or private attorney, with specific CA statutes pertaining to veterans.
CVLTF conducts several legal clinics with volunteers at locations throughout San Diego County. These clinics assist veterans who have legal needs while they are being treated for mental health conditions through the local Department of Veterans Affairs.
CVLTF Criteria for services
Veteran must live in San Diego County, earn $28,500 or less per year AND be in mental health treatment or willing to enter treatment.
How To Apply For Services
Veteran must come in to one of our Military & Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) offices, ask receptionist for an application, fill it out completely and return to receptionist. CVLTF will contact you for an appointment if qualified for free services. Incomplete applications, phone calls and emails will delay your applications.
Applications are not permitted to be emailed - they must be completed and submitted in person to one of our three office locations.
List of Legal Needs
Below is a list of legal needs that CVLTF may assist you with
or give you referrals on where to get more help.
Home Condition condition or other repairs your landlord has not taken care of?
Mortgage payment assistance
Public Housing assistance
Sexual Harrasement by landlord
Military & Benefits Issues
Social Security or other govt benefits
Military Discharge Upgrade
Service-Connected healthcare after OTH discharge
VA claim Appeal
Maintaining Security Clearance for your civilan job
Domestic Violence Issues
Sexual Assault & Stalking
Physical Abuse, children, elderly
Financial Abuse of elderly
Financial & Business Issues
Civilian work issues related to veteran status
Work discriination or harassment
Work issued due to Domestic Violence
Denial of unemployment benefits
Labor Law Violations
Explanation of Criminal Conviction
Issues with Security Clearance
Power of Attorney
Will, Estate planning
Advance Health Care Directive
Other Legal Issues
Modifying Restraining Order