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Veterans Assistance and Resources

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The Office of the Attorney General is dedicated to supporting Virginians who are serving and who have served our country.  There are 27 military bases in Virginia and approximately 1 of every 10 Virginia residents is a veteran (approximately 800,000).  These Service members and veterans contribute significantly to Virginia’s growing economy. 

Attorney General Herring is personally committed to supporting employment opportunities for veterans, Guard and Reserve.  On August 28, 2014, Attorney General Herring signed the ESGR Statement of Support pledging his support to Guard and Reserve employees.  Furthermore, at Attorney General Herring’s direction, the Office of the Attorney General became a member of the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program.  If you are interested in employment opportunities with the Attorney General, please contact Tonya Woodson, Director of Human Resources, at 804.786.2071 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the “Current Vacancies” section of our website to learn more about employment opportunities. 

Additionally, the Office of the Attorney General coordinates training opportunities for state agencies, localities, and businesses related to the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), as well as training on Virginia Code Title 44 as it relates to employment and reemployment rights.  If you are interested in receiving training regarding USERRA or Title 44, or interested in providing training to your employees, please contact the Attorney General at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Assistant Attorney General Jim Flaherty is the office’s designated lead on veterans’ issues.  AAG Flaherty is a veteran of the United States Navy.

Attorney General Herring is proud to announce the Office of the Attorney General’s very first pro bono veterans legal services clinic to help veterans create important legal documents including wills, powers of attorney and advanced medical directives. Below are the links to various resources that may be helpful to Service members, veterans, and their families. Get more information here.

Mental Health Resources

Veterans Crisis Line This organization provides confidential help for veterans and their Families.

National Center for PTSD

Veterans Benefits Assistance

Quick Guide to Veterans Benefits

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Assistance with obtaining veterans benefits can be obtained at DVS Benefit Offices located throughout Virginia.

Legal Services (free or reduced fee)

Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic – This clinic at William & Mary Law School provides assistance with disability compensation claims.

Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic – This clinic at the George Mason University Law School offers free legal services to Service members and veterans in a wide variety of litigation and non-litigation matters.

Veterans Consortium - The Veterans Consortium provides assistance with federal veteran benefits appeals.

Virginia Bar Association Veterans Initiative - The Virginia Bar Association Veterans Initiative provides civil or criminal legal services for Service members (including Guard and Reserve), veterans and their families.

Other Resources for Veterans, Military Service Members and their Families

Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Virginia Department of Veterans Services - Virginia Veterans Resource Guide

Military OneSource

Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Virginia Business One Stop – Virginia Business One Stop provides assistance in starting a small business.

Virginia Veteran and Family Support