LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Nearly 18,000 veterans live in Leon County and many of them have legal issues they typically can't afford to solve.
That's why one resource is offering free legal services to our local vets.
More than 200 attorneys offer free services to men and women who served their country and are now in need of help.
Vets get one-on-one help with civil matters, ranging from landlord tenant issues, to drivers license suspension to family law.
Lawyers and students with Florida State University College of Law represent them pro-bono.
Organizers say they've helped more than 600 veterans since the weekly event started a year and a half ago.
"I enjoy the work. I'm a veteran myself and I know these people often have very specific problems that need addressing," said Jeff Duval, a retired attorney & volunteer. "They simply go out and hire an attorney at 200 or 300 dollars an hour."
Social workers were in attendance, as well as resources to connect veterans with jobs and housing.
It all stemmed from Leon County's Homeless Veterans Stand Down event when organizers realized once a year wasn't enough.
Now every Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., veterans can bring their legal problems to the American Legion and leave with a little peace of mind.