November 1 Is Love Your Lawyer Day
Love Your Lawyer Day Is November 1
November 1 each year is Love Your Lawyer day. Attorneys have done so much good for everyone worldwide, and we wanted to share some of these with you. For just one day, remember how essential they are in our everyday lives.
Every day lawyers are hired to defend those accused of crimes, represent those who cannot defend themselves, and work in every aspect of modern society. We owe much of our civilizations smooth operations to those whose life work it is to know and navigate the legal codes.
The legal profession contributes to their local community by performing pro bono work. The term Pro Bono means “for the people” and this legal term is used when work is done at no cost to the person benefiting. Firms do pro bono work for many groups in need of assistance such as battered spouses, immigrants and environmental groups, as just a few examples.
One example is the case of a Navy veteran, who received a $27,716 bill from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). The VA incorrectly claimed that he did not report his Social Security disability benefits when he filed his taxes, and had informed the IRS of the alleged debt for recoupment from the client’s tax refund. The military veteran received pro bono legal services and an attorney to help appeal the decision. The VA acknowledged the error and issued an award adjustment that removed the overpayment and provided him with $6,587 in back benefits. In addition, his benefits were accurately reinstated at $330 per month.
Habitat for Humanity is another worthy organization that has benefited from pro bono legal assistance and volunteer efforts. Lawyers helped with closings and other real-estate-related work for low-income families assisted by Habitat for Humanity and similar qualifying organizations, as well as providing corporate, real estate, and other legal representation and advice to the qualifying organization itself. Attorneys, as well as other legal staff also spent time actually building and renovating homes for the organization.
Legal representation is one of the greatest unmet needs confronting victims of intimate partner violence. Attorneys work with victims of domestic violence to obtain protective orders, peace orders, divorce decrees, custody of their children and child support at no cost.
More Reasons To Love Your Lawyer
Attorneys are an intricate part of any community and are always at the forefront of lending a helping hand to their communities in so many situations. If you’ve been the victim of a crime, it will be a lawyer who prosecutes those responsible. If you’ve been accused of committing one, it’ll be a lawyer who defends you. But lawyers are also responsible for aiding you in writing legal wills, ensuring that your belongings go to whom you feel they should. They sign off on contracts and leases and generally ensure that whenever there’s a transaction involving paper in our grand bureaucracy that it’s all done and everything is in order. They even assist childless couples become parents through adoption. They are there to represent you in the darkest times and some of the most celebratory ones, making sure that we and our loved ones are protected and secure.
So on November 1 this year, tell your lawyer that you love the work they do to make the world a better place. The Anastopoulo Law firm is here for you every single day if you or your loved ones need legal assistance to get compensation you may be entitled to. Call us today at 1-800-313-2546.
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