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Utah@EASE: Pro Bono Legal Services for Veterans and Current Military Personnel

November 11, 2020

In Utah, Veterans Day is not just November 11. It is every day with the “At Ease” Program—matching pro bono lawyers with those who have served in uniform.

With the support of the Utah legislature and governor, Attorney General Sean D. Reyes created Utah@Ease to ensure our military servicemen and women had access to the legal representation they deserve without burdensome cost. 

If you are a Veteran or current service member and you need legal advice or assistance, we may be able to help. 

The Utah Attorney General’s Office and the Utah Department of Veteran and Military Affairs can match you with a private law firm that won’t charge you for reviewing your case or representing you if they take your case. 

Not all types of cases fit the program. For example, we do not have the resources to handle criminal defense matters. If you have any questions, please email the program director, Larry Schmidt, at lschmidt@agutah.gov to make sure you qualify. 

Thank you to all our volunteer lawyer partners, their law firms and the Utah State Bar for generously donating your time to support our service members and Veterans!

It’s a way to give back to those who have given us so much.

For more information, check out this fact sheet or visit the Utah@EASE page.

Attorney General Reyes Statement on Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2020

In recognition of Veteran’s Day, Attorney General Sean D. Reyes released the following statement:

“On this Veterans Day, I am filled with respect, admiration, and appreciation for all who have honorably served in uniform, including my own co-workers, friends, and family members. 

“In such a difficult year, some might, in all of the stress, overlook the great sacrifices made by our Veterans. In a year of great loss for many, others might forget the freedoms in America we’re so fortunate to have and those Veterans who’ve fought to protect them. Instead, I hope we all take appropriate time today to honor, and express gratitude for, our military service men and women. 

“For even just a day, I hope we can take our minds off pandemic threats and political divisiveness and unite as Utahns to recognize the service of our Veterans here and around the world. As it has been throughout history, their contributions are incalculable.”

Honoring our Veterans on Veterans Day 2019

November 11, 2019

On this Veteran’s Day, we at the Utah Attorney General’s Office express our deepest gratitude to all our veterans. We honor those brave men and women who have served through hardships and sacrifice, who courageously fought for our nation to protect our rights and freedoms. We mourn for those who made the ultimate sacrifice and we offer our greatest condolences to those that have lost their loved ones.

Today we say thank you. Thank you to all who have served in uniform, both overseas and on American soil, for sacrificing both on duty and upon returning home. We express our gratitude to the families of veterans who gave up their loved one for long periods of deployment.

We would like to emphasis Utah@EASE, a referral program led by the Utah Attorney General’s Office that finds volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono services for veterans and servicemembers. For more information about this initiative, go here.  

We honor our wounded warriors, those missing in action, those who have fallen, those that continue to serve, and those that have retired from service. We encourage you to commemorate our veterans this day and every day.

Honoring our Veterans

November 11, 2018

On this Veterans Day, we at the Office of the Utah Attorney General take a moment to remember those who have served our country in the pursuit of freedom for all.

Most of us have experienced what it’s like to say goodbye to someone we love headed for deployment – whether a spouse, parent, uncle, aunt, sibling, cousin, or friend – without any idea if they will make it back home. It is one of the hardest and, yet, proudest moments in our lives.

Today we say thank you. Thank you to all who have served in uniform and who have sacrificed both on duty and upon returning home. Thank you to the family members who have given up their loved ones for long periods of deployment. And thank you to our gold star families, for giving the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation.

Let each of us remember the service of our veterans. Let each of us take a moment and express our thanks for all they have given.

It is a small thing we can do for those who have sacrificed much so that we can live free.

– From Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes and the Office of the Utah Attorney General