Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Legal assistance for servicemembers and veterans. Creates the military legal assistance unit (unit) within the office of the attorney general. Requires the unit to facilitate the delivery of legal assistance programs, pro bono services, and self-help services to current and veteran members of the United States armed forces. Specifies the topics and areas of law with which the unit may provide assistance. Prohibits the unit from providing court representation to servicemembers. Prohibits the unit from providing legal advice or legal assistance to servicemembers being criminally prosecuted in a civilian or military court of law. Allows the attorney general to accept: Legal assistance for servicemembers and veterans. Creates the military legal assistance unit (unit) within the office of the attorney general. Requires the unit to facilitate the delivery of legal assistance programs, pro bono services, and self-help services to current and veteran members of the United States armed forces. Specifies the topics and areas of law with which the unit may provide assistance. Prohibits the unit from providing court representation to servicemembers. Prohibits the unit from providing legal advice or legal assistance to servicemembers being criminally prosecuted in a civilian or military court of law. Allows the attorney general to accept: (1) grants; (2) gifts; (3) donations; (4) bequests; and (5) devises; on behalf of the unit. Requires all funds collected by the unit to be used for the unit's purposes. ... View more