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Legal Connection: Military Matters, one of KCMBF's three Legal Connection programs, fills the gap in legal services available to service members and veterans. For more information:

militarymatterskc.org


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Volunteer attorneys can watch the Military Matters Digital Kick-Off Event from 2021 which includes an overview of the program's success to date, a walkthrough of the Referral Software, and an explanation of how it affects you.

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Military Matters Pro Bono Spotlight

Each month Military Matters highlights a volunteer attorney who goes above and beyond in accepting referrals for service members and veterans of the Kansas City community. The monthly recognition is meant to distinguish the great work being done by the hundreds of pro-bono volunteer attorneys within the Military Matters Legal Team. 

KCMBF’s Military Matters is proud to shine the January Pro Bono Spotlight on Jordan Haas of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Jordan initially heard about Military Matters through the KC Counselor and his firm’s partnership with the program. Jordan’s family has ties back to the American Revolution, served in WWII with the Navy, and served in the Army during WWI. He has three cousins who served or are serving with the Army, and a cousin of his is currently serving with the Army in Europe as a helicopter pilot. Jordan’s wife’s maternal grandfather also served in WWII with the Army. 

Jordan explained that his experience serving in the program has been positive, “with beneficial results for the veterans.” All the cases he has assisted to date have involved real estate including property guidance, landlord/tenant disputes, and title matters.

Jordan decided at a relatively young age he wanted to get into law as his father is a practicing attorney. He “made the choice while still in high school and followed in his footsteps with an economics degree followed by a law degree.”

Jordan's law firm has a pro bono program with a pro bono coordinator who helps find volunteers for Military Matters by sending out potential cases to the attorneys. The firm helps support Jordan and his colleagues through not only attorneys and partners to seek advice from, but also office support including secretarial and paralegal services.

Jordan is newly married to his wonderful wife, Emily. They are thankful they can visit both of their parents and Jordan’s paternal grandparents in the area. Close by, Jordan has a sister and her husband, a sister-in-law, and a niece. Jordan also has a brother-in-law in Texas. He enjoys spending time and travelling with his wife, supporting KC’s sports teams and KU, playing sports, enjoying the outdoors, and BBQ. Most recently he and his wife climbed two volcanoes while on their honeymoon.

Thank you, Jordan, for your dedication to KCMBF’s Military Matters and to giving back!

Are you a lawyer interested in joining the Military Matters Legal Team? Would you like a chance to be featured in the Military Matters #ProBonoSpotlight? Follow this link to join Military Matters: https://legal.militarymatterskc.org/

Visit KCMBF's Facebook Page to see the original post about Jordan's service through Military Matters.

Archive of Past Military Matters Pro Bono Spotlights

Explore past Military Matters Pro Bono Spotlights


How You Can Support Military Matters

Volunteer

Are you an attorney? Help fill the gap in legal assistance available to service members and veterans in our service area.

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Providing pro bono service through Military Matters satisfies lawyers' requirement of participating in the Jackson County Juvenile appointment program for one year.

Administrative Order 18-06 states, in part:

Local Rules 21.4 (2014) and 21.6.1 (2010) govern the termination/withdrawal of attorneys and guardians ad litem in Chapter 211 RSMo. cases. Upon receipt of a Motion to Withdraw requesting that an attorney be relieved of an appointment in either a Chapter 211 case or a civil contempt case filed in the Family Court Division of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, the application shall be presented to the Court for consideration, except:

  1. If the attorney's request is based upon verified active participation in the Volunteer Attorney Project or the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation's Legal Connection: Military Matters program within the twelve month period preceding the date of the appointment;

Visit the Court's website here and read the Administrative Order here.

Annual Military Matters Symposium

Each year KCMBF hosts the Military Matters Symposium which brings together active Military Matters volunteer attorneys, representatives of veterans support organizations, and other veteran/military experts in the community. Each symposium has focused on a particular veterans topic, with the goal of both education and collaboration between attendees. The purpose of the symposium is to determine if there are additional opportunities for supporting veterans in the Kansas City community.

Explore Past Year Topics and Speakers

Donate to Military Matters- Change Lives

Your donation will help Military Matters continue to grow and serve more service members and veterans in our community.  From providing funds for filing fees, expert testimony and other court fees to providing materials to train attorneys in VA benefit claims, your donation matters.

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To volunteer in other capacities, please contact Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation at [email protected] or (816) 474-4322.