Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans
Resources for Local Bars and Volunteer Attorneys
For many veterans, just getting a chance to talk one on one with a lawyer can relieve a huge burden. Too often, veterans don’t have the resources, financial or otherwise, to seek and retain legal counsel. Through the Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans initiative, the State Bar of Texas wants to assist your organization with establishing a veterans legal clinic to provide legal assistance to the military veterans in your area who cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need.
Veterans legal clinics are the primary component of Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, and they offer local bar associations and legal aid organizations the opportunity to provide veterans in their communities with the basic civil legal assistance they need. Veterans’ legal needs vary, but many common issues include Bankruptcy, Child Support, Consumer/Contracts, Divorce or Custody/Guardianship/Probate, Landlord/Tenant, Wills/Estate Planning, Employment, Housing, and Tax.
We’ve had tremendous response from lawyers and local bar associations across the state, but much more remains to be done to help veterans in need. Follow the links below to see how you can help.