Veterans Legal Services
You helped defend us, now let us help defend you
Canadian Veterans Legal Services promotes self-sufficiency, stability, and financial security for Canadian Armed Forces veterans through comprehensive and accessible legal services. CVLS’s unique model of delivering services on-site at homeless shelters and service centers allows it to reach veterans who would otherwise go without the legal help they need.
Our partnerships with shelters, courts, and supportive services providers enable CVLS to make legal services accessible and collaborate with other professionals, ensuring the best chance of veteran success.
WHY CHOOSE US
We can help you find your way to navigate and overcome the complexities of your legal challenges. We work to help you with any legal challenges you may face such as Military Law Grievances, Child Custody, Bankruptcy, Consumer Dept., Sealing Criminal Records, Housing and your Veterans Canada Benefits plus more.
We are here to help
At Canadian Veterans Legal Services we understand that you have fought to defend our country and that is why we fight for you.
Military Law Grievances
Members and ex-members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) can submit a grievance to the Canadian Forces Grievance Authority (CFGA)
Sealing Criminal Records
Our CVLS team and partner lawyers can discuss the specific requirements that would apply to your case and guide you through the process of applying for a pardon.
Although CVLS partner lawyers exclusively practice family law in Ontario, child custody is a special area of focus within our team.
If you are veteran and you require assistance dealing with a residential tenancy issue contact our CVLS team and partner lawyers’ legal advice and representation.
Debt & Bankruptcy
CVLS team and our debt experts can help you find the safest and best debt relief solution to deal with your debt problems and eliminate your debt.
Major Kashmeel D McKöena
Major Kashmeel McKöena (retired) spent several years as a Military lawyer with the Office of Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the Canadian Armed Forces. In 2012, Major McKöena retired from the JAG and entered private practice with McKöena Professional Law Corporation. Since then Major McKöena has built a well established practice that has helped veterans overcome their legal challenges.
Qualified Legal Attorneys
Over 19 Years of Experience
Over 150 Jury & Court Trial Victories.
Mr. McKoena is one of Ottawa's toughest lawyers, who treats his clients with respect and the dignity they deserve. He knows the law and enforces what is required within a court room setting. He does an amazing job fighting the fight and standing behind his client. He treats every case with the respect it deserves and with class which is a breath of fresh air. Our city needs more lawyers like him.