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Welcome to the Legal Services Program registration page for
Protect Our Defenders

This program provides pro bono legal representation or referrals to service members and civilians who were sexually harassed or sexually assaulted by a member of the US military, were retaliated against for reporting, and/or are a whistleblower.


Protect Our Defenders serves those who have been affected by military sexual violence, victim retaliation, misogyny, sexual prejudice, and racism regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, or any other uniquely defining attribute.

In order for us to determine how best to assist you, please review the following application options and fill out the one that is most applicable to your legal needs. 

New Legal Service Applicant:
Thank you for your interest!

IF YOU ARE A SERVICE MEMBER, VETERAN, OR CIVILIAN who experienced military sexual assault, sexual harassment, retaliation for reporting, and/or are a whistleblower, please fill out the following application:

IF YOU ARE A VETERAN and military sexual assault or sexual harassment survivor (MST) who is seeking assistance with a discharge upgrade and/or are seeking assistance filing a VA claim or appeal, please select the following application: