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This Week’s Pro Bono Success Story

November 2, 2010

The Military Pro Bono Project was recently contacted by the Navy’s Legal Assistance command regarding a legal matter on behalf of the estate of a U.S. Marine. The minor child of the Marine was named as beneficiary of the Marine’s life insurance, but she was unable to receive the proceeds of the policy in Pennsylvania without a petition for adjudication and distribution first being filed in state court there. The Navy was seeking a pro bono attorney to file this petition for the Marine’s family. Within hours of the request, the Project located an attorney in the appropriate area of the state who was then connected with the Casualty Affairs Officer to proceed with the pro bono legal work on behalf of the Marine’s surviving family members.

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