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Veterans’ clinics, license restoration program ready for replication

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January 23, 2019

Veterans’ clinics, license restoration program ready for replication

Guidelines for setting up clinics to assist veterans and local courts to help those who have lost their driver licenses get them back have been prepared for the Supreme Court’s Commission on Access to Civil Justice.


The commission, at its December 14 meeting in Tallahassee, heard from the Tallahassee Veterans Legal Collaborative and from Leon County Judge Stephen Everett who worked on that county’s special court sessions to assist people with suspended driver licenses.


The guidelines and policies for both programs are available to interested agencies and parties from the commission. One thing common to both programs was extensive planning needed for successful operations.


Dan Hendrickson, president of the collaborative, said the local effort, which includes the Veterans Legal Clinic at the Florida State University College of Law, grew out of the annual Veterans Stand Down program when backers realized an ongoing network was needed to help veterans.


The guidelines and policies presented to the commission for the veterans and driver license projects can be obtained by contacting Frank Digon-Greer at The Florida Bar: [email protected].

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