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PINE BLUFF -- The Pine Bluff Veterans Legal Clinic will reopen July 9, officials announced.

The clinic offices, which debuted in February to help southeast Arkansas veterans, was closed to the public in the spring in the effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

As before, the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs and the Little Rock VA Medical Center's Justice Outreach Program will be available to consult with veterans. Veterans will be able to receive free consultations on a variety of civil legal areas, including family law, consumer protection law, landlord-tenant relations, public benefits and criminal record sealing.

Veterans may also contact the Center for Arkansas Legal Services Help Line at (800) 950-5817.

The clinic, which is located at the Pine Bluff First Assembly Life Center-West Campus at 3206 South Hazel St., will be open from 9-11 a.m. No appointment is required.

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A mask or face covering is required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

More than 16,300 veterans live in southeast Arkansas, with 5,156 in Jefferson County, 1,227 in Arkansas County, 1,158 in Drew County and 683 in Lincoln County, according to Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs data from 2018.

More information is available from the Pine Bluff Mayor's Office at (870) 730-2000, Extension 7.

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