Former Army Capt. Stuart Sparker and Steve Lynch, the only fulltime civilian attorney assigned to provide legal assistance to active military personnel in Ohio, welcome the state’s new call center.
Sparker, a law student at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University, says he knows of other veterans faced with child custody questions or divorce, and ‘‘without financial resources to hire an attorney, they’re stuck.’’
Lynch says he gets calls frequently from those who need representation and can’t afford it.
‘‘I do what I can, but there is no way I can help everyone,’’ he said.