Veterans Defense – Other Helpful Links

Oregon Army National Guard – Trial Defense Services

This web site provides links to a variety of resources that may prove useful to defense counsel in their representation of veteran-defendants. Although the legal staff from this unit may not represent soldiers in civilian court, soldiers may have their attorneys coordinate with legal staff from this unit to understand the implications of the charges pending on [the soldiers’ military service.  Phone: 503-584-3571 or (toll free) 800-452-7500

Oregon State Bar Military Assistance Panel

The Oregon State Bar Military Assistance Panel program is designed to address legal concerns of Oregon service members and their families immediately before, after, and during deployment. The panel provides opportunities for Oregon attorneys to receive specialized training and offer pro bono services to service members deployed overseas.   Initiated in 2003, by Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers, Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace P. Carson, Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the OSB, the program now has over 120 volunteer attorneys.

Office of the Federal Public Defender – District of Oregon

The Federal Public Defender provides legal defense for those who have been charged with a federal offense but cannot afford an attorney.

Veterans may still be eligible to receive VA benefits while incarcerated. This may include disability compensation (though lowered to 10%) and full educational benefits for those at a residential reentry center. A nice summary of benefits may be found here:

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