- Associated Press - Thursday, April 24, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina advocacy group is joining a Columbia-based law firm and the Dorn VA Medical Center to offer legal aid to military veterans.

Medical Center spokesman Kevin McIver announced Thursday that the Appleseed Legal Justice Center is working with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Law Firm on the pro-bono legal clinic for low-income veterans called Lawyers 4 Vets.

The clinic starts May 15 at the VA Medical Center in Columbia. Veterans may make appointments on the third Thursday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon.

Attorneys will assist veterans with obtaining identification papers, child support and visitation issues, obtaining pardons or clearing legal records, simple wills and powers of attorney, among other matters.

Veterans may call 1-877-289-6000; volunteer attorneys should call the Appleseed Center at 803-779-1113.

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