Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP)
What is LAMP?
LAMP is a consortium of state and local bar associations that provide legal assistance to military personnel and their families
If you are military personnel assigned within Texas and need legal help, you should first contact the legal assistance officer assigned to your unit.
Pro Bono Opportunities for Legal Professionals
Operation Enduring LAMP (Legal Assistance to Military Personnel) is
an ongoing project of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Lawyers Care, and
the Military Law Section. A significant number of military personnel
are assigned within Texas. The Staff Judge Advocate's Office on each
base, post, or installation provides legal assistance to military
personnel and their family members, but legal assistance officers are
unable to provide court representation.
Because the Staff Judge Advocate's Office cannot provide court
representation, volunteer support from pro bono lawyers, paralegals, and
other legal support staff is vital to Operation Enduring LAMP's
success. Attorneys are encouraged to volunteer for general legal
assistance pro bono programs. Reserve Judge Advocates may receive
points credited towards retirement for providing pro bono legal
Articles to assist counsel and judges in handling cases involving veterans
Special thanks to Captain Evan R. Seamone, Assistant Professor in the Administrative and Civil Law Department of the US Army Judge Advocate General’s School and Editor of the Military Law Review [202 Mil. L. Rev. (2009)]
Contact Us to Volunteer
If you would like to know more about our LAMP efforts, or if you are a legal professional who would like to volunteer, please click here.
Volunteer registration of lawyers, paralegals, and other legal support staff is key to the success of the LAMP program.
Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) Intake Form