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Volunteer attorney helped soldier and his wife with a landlord-tenant lawsuit

April 8, 2015

A young soldier and his wife entered into an apartment lease. Soon thereafter, they noticed a realtor’s sign in their front yard. From that, they learned that the building had been foreclosed upon. They received a notice of eviction and stopped paying rent. However, the landlord still demanded full rental payments and brought suit. The military family visited a military legal assistance office to discuss this issue. Their JAG referred this case to the ABA Military Pro Bono Project, which connected the family with a pro bono attorney. This volunteer attorney helped the family receive a favorable result: the landlord’s suit was dismissed.

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