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January 26, 2016
Contact: Amy Starnes
Public Information Director, State Bar of Texas
(800) 204-2222, ext. 1706, or (512) 427-1706

State Bar of Texas, Metroplex Veterans Legal Services to hold first
Veterans Bankruptcy Legal Clinic

DALLAS — Low-income, disabled, unemployed, or homeless veterans needing assistance with bankruptcy or debt issues can receive free legal services at a first-of-its-kind Veterans Bankruptcy Clinic in the Dallas area on February 3.

The single-issue clinic focused on bankruptcy and debt problems is a partnership between the State Bar of Texas, the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar, and Metroplex Veterans Legal Services. It is being held as part of the State Bar’s three-day annual continuing legal education opportunity for bankruptcy attorneys across the state.

The clinic will take place at 5:30 p.m. February 3 at Cityplace Events, 2711 N. Haskell Ave., Dallas. It is open to low-income, disabled, unemployed, or homeless veterans in Texas with either an honorable, general, or general under honorable conditions discharge from the military. Veterans must register online in advance of the clinic. Walk-ins will not be allowed. To register, go to

According to a 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs survey, legal issues account for four of the top 10 unmet needs of homeless veterans.

MEDIA NOTE: Joan Gillham, an attorney specializing in veterans’ disability benefits, is available for interviews about the upcoming clinic and the overall need for pro bono legal representation for disabled, low-income, or homeless veterans. She may be contacted to arrange an interview by emailing

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Metroplex Veterans Legal Services offers single-issue legal clinics to veterans on a pro bono basis. The clinics focus on removing the legal barriers to employment for veterans, and assisting disabled veterans to obtain military disability benefits.

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