More than 60 veterans registered for the first Veterans Financial Literacy Project, held October 20 in South Florida and which organizers said would provide a blueprint for duplicating the program across the state.
The virtual program was organized by Broward Legal Aid, Legal Services of Greater Miami, and Mission United of Broward and Miami-Dade counties, with the Business Law Section providing volunteer attorneys for one-on-one sessions with veterans.
“The launch of the Veterans Financial Literacy Project was a huge success because we had the support of community partners like Mission United,” said Jayme Cassidy, chief diversity officer and pro bono advocacy director for LSGM. “The Business Law Section’s pro bono attorneys really came through and delivered a message to veteran clients that they are here to provide financial literacy legal assistance. This initial launch laid the groundwork for a statewide Veterans Financial Literacy Project.”