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HeplerBroom Attorneys Volunteer to Help Military Veterans

Sometimes veterans lose out on healthcare benefits because they don’t have the right military and medical records. An upcoming free legal clinic, sponsored by Legal Help Within Reach, is being held to help them obtain those records. [Legal Help Within Reach is part of the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI).]

HeplerBroom attorneys have volunteered to staff the clinic, which is being held at the Madison County Courthouse from 1 to 4 p.m. on February 12. To obtain an appointment and determine eligibility requirements, veterans may call Shelby Smith at 833-275-7454, extension 5.

Legal Help Within Reach brings life-changing legal help to those in need by transforming the legal aid system. Through Legal Help Within Reach, PILI recruits attorneys and law student volunteers from urban areas to volunteer at free legal clinics for low-income Illinoisans living in rural and underserved communities. PILI believes that equal access to justice is a fundamental right. It works with lawyers, law students, and legal professionals across Illinois to provide in-person and virtual pro bono legal aid services and education for thousands of Illinois residents who struggle to navigate the legal system due to a lack of financial resources. Support for these activities comes from law firms, corporations, foundations, and universities, as well as individual donors. To learn more about PILI’s mission and how you might help, click here.

HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone’s continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom’s IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.

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