Peter Lynch, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Subrogation & Recovery department and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, attended the annual Veteran Stand Down at Balboa Park to provide pro bono legal services through the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP). The San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, founded in 1983 as a private, nonprofit organization, is the country’s oldest and most comprehensive pro bono legal services program. SDVLP serves the homeless, abused children, domestic violence victims, elder abuse victims, veterans, immigrants and those with HIV/AIDS.
The Veterans Village of San Diego organized the nation’s first Stand Down in 1988. Since then, more than 200 Stand Downs take place across the United States each year. San Diego’s three-day Stand Down event provides supplies and services to homeless Veterans throughout San Diego County. Services include a homeless court, family court, counseling, VA benefits, employment and job counseling, integrative medicine, recovery providers, shelters, clothing, and more. Meals were served by veteran's service organizations, service clubs, local chefs and businesses.
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