The Veterans Will Clinic at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Administration Hospital – Proudly Sponsored by the Missouri Veterans Commission
Now, Let’s Gather Your Important Estate Documents:
These include, but are not limited to:
- Marriage licenses and/or divorce certificates – We might need the dates.
- Deed(s) to real property
- Personal property titles: cars, boats, airplanes, jet skis, motorcycles
- Mortgage(s) information
- Insurance policy information – be sure you have beneficiaries designated and current on each insurance policy
- List of all bank accounts – institutions, locations, and account numbers
- Investment portfolio – account numbers
- Location of safe-deposit box
- Digital assets
- Funeral plans and burial plot information
- Names/phone numbers/emails/firms/addresses for your:
- Insurance agent
- CPA or accountant
- Financial advisor
- And anything else you think we may need to review.
Click Here: Veteran’s Will Clinic Portal
Clinic Hours: 9:00 AM to Noon – and by appointment.
Location: Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65201-5297
Coordinates: 38°56’12.54″N 92°19’45.07″W (38.936906° -92.328193°)
Room: Patient Education Center (first floor near the parking garage and south of the circle drive)
Recurrence: All clinic dates fall on the last Monday of the month, absent a holiday conflict.
October 30, 2023
November 27, 2023
December 18, 2023 (One week early due to Christmas Holiday)
January 29, 2024
February 26, 2024
March 25, 2024
April 29, 2024
May 20, 2024 (One week early due to Memorial Day Holiday)
June 24, 2024
July 29, 2024
August 26, 2024
September 30, 2024
October 28, 2024
November 25, 2024
December 30, 2024
To be announced.
Veterans Will Clinic Volunteers
- The Honorable Dale Roberts, Attorney at Law, US Air Force, US Naval Reserve
- Chris Dunn, Attorney at Law, US Army
- Cynthia Bassett, Attorney at Law, University of Missouri, School of Law, Law Library.
Our Veterans Will Clinic Partners
- Heather B. Brown, US Army, Strategic Partnership Officer, Harry S. Truman VA Hospital, Columbia, MO 65201, Visit Truman VA’s Website here
- Scotty Allen, US Army, US Air Force, General Counsel, Missouri Veterans Commission, Jefferson City MO Visit the Missouri Veterans Commission Website here.
- Professor Angela Drake and many volunteer law students at University of Missouri Veteran’s Clinic. Visit the MU Law Veterans Clinic Website here.
Other Veteran’s Resources: (in no particular order)
- Missouri Veterans Recognition War Medallion Program: Apply for a Missouri State Combat Service Medal
- YouTube FindLaw Video We are not endorsing FindLaw. This is just a helpful free resource, so please ignore any of the marketing in the video.
- University of Missouri, Experiential Training in Entrepreneurship – the Veteran’s Business Bootcamp
- University of Missouri, School of Law, Veteran’s Clinic. MU Law Veterans Clinic Website
- Missouri Veterans Commission
Other Free legal services for Veterans (text below is from the VA)
Having legal challenges can get in the way of living the life you want to live. It can interfere with transitioning from the military, getting that next job or housing, as well as benefits and services you are eligible to access. Ignoring legal difficulties tends to make them worse; however, there are free and low-cost resources available to service members and Veterans that can make legal concerns less burdensome.
Variety of legal issues
Stateside Legal provides a range of services across the country including self-help, discharge upgrades or military record changes, health, housing, education, employment debt, family, criminal concerns, and resources that are specific to women and LGBTQ+ community. They serve Veterans, service members, people with military experience and their families.
Local VA legal services and Veterans Justice Outreach
Legal help for Veterans is available at VA and includes Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists and partnerships with legal clinics. Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists identify justice-involved Veterans and contact them through outreach, and they often work with Veterans treatment courts and free legal clinics. Moreover, they are frequently the point of contact for the 150+ legal clinics that serve Veterans around the country. The clinics that offer legal services by state and VA facility are here.
VA disability benefits and discharge upgrades
VetLex is a dedicated web-based network of coordinated pro bono legal service providers. It connects Veterans to someone who can help with a legal issue. Most legal work focuses on discharge upgrades and VA disability benefits, but VetLex has some services for other legal needs in select locations. To use this resource, you’ll be asked to enter information about your legal situation, then VetLex will connect you to a volunteer attorney in your area.
American Bar Association (ABA) Free Legal Answers for Veterans is a virtual legal advice portal where income-eligible Veterans and survivors can submit questions pertaining to non-criminal legal issues. Attorneys accredited with VA volunteer to answer questions about VA benefits, discharge upgrades, and similar Veterans’ legal issues.
Wide search of legal resources
The National Resource Directory (NRD) offers a broad search for legal resources. This is a database of validated resources that supports recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration for service members, Veterans, family members and caregivers. Entering “legal services” in the NRD search bar gives you a list of non-governmental organizations that offer free legal services to Veterans and service members. You can customize your search by state, city and zip code. Contact numbers and emails are readily available and offerings range across wide variety of legal services.
The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on the part of VA. Veterans should verify the information with the organization offering.