Online Application Step 1 of 7 0% Are you a resident of California?*YesNoVeterans Legal Institute provides pro bono legal services to homeless and low-income veterans within the State of California. If you are not a resident of California, please try this service for assistance: https://statesidelegal.org/Are you a resident of Orange, San Bernardino or Riverside County?*YesNoVeterans Legal Institute provides pro bono legal services to homeless and low-income veterans who are residents of Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties. Please try using this service for assistance to locate legal services within your county: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Public/Need-Legal-Help/Lawyer-Referral-Service Save and Continue Later Contact InformationFirst Name*Middle Name*If you do not have a middle name, please write "NONE". 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VLI does not promise to provide any additional service or represent me in any trial/hearing proceedings unless I sign a formal representation agreement. I understand that, if my case is accepted, I will be responsible for incidental costs such as administrative costs and filing fees. Further, I understand that VLI is independent of the Department of Defense and that VLI will represent my interests, not those of the Department of Defense or the United States Government. Prior to undertaking representation, VLI will prepare a letter detailing the agreement with me and explaining each party’s responsibilities. I may terminate this agreement at any time with written notification. VLI reserves the right to terminate its representation at any time. If VLI terminates its representation, it will provide written notification to the mailing and/or email address I provided above. I have given correct information on my current financial situation. 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