What We Do
In 1991, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims had a large pro se caseload and asked Congress to reallocate part of its own budget into efforts to secure representation for needy claimants. In 1992, as a result of subsequent legislation, a consortium of four organizations (The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, National Veterans Legal Services Program, and Paralyzed Veterans of America) received a grant to create and operate The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (TVC) is the leading national 501(c)(3) charity providing free legal services in federal venues for veterans in need.
TVC operates a global federal Veterans Pro Bono Program on behalf of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims to represent veterans unjustly denied benefits or compensation earned from military service.
Our TVC National Volunteer Corps attorneys also litigate cases that are appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Our TVC Discharge Upgrade Program, sponsored by DAV Charitable Service Trust, reviews discharge cases and primarily represents veterans who received an Other Than Honorable discharge due to misconduct related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma, traumatic brain injury and other related mental health issues. The Discharge Upgrade team also trains pro bono attorneys to represent veterans before military Discharge Review Boards and Boards of Correction for Military Records.