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Houston Volunteer Lawyers receives $125K grant for veterans initiative

The Houston Bar Association’s volunteer lawyer service received a $125,000 boost for its veterans legal aid program from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Houston Volunteer Lawyers’ Veterans Legal Initiative, which started in 2008, serves more than 2,300 veterans and spouses of deceased veterans annually, helping them in all areas of civil law.… Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Texas City

The Galveston County Bar Association and Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative will host a free legal clinic for veterans from 9 a.m. to noon July 23 in suite 206 of the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.  Any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran can receive one-on-one counsel from a … Continue Reading

Free veterans clinic on June 18 in Katy

Veterans needing legal assistance can stop by a free clinic in Katy on Saturday. Anyone who has served in the military, or the spouse of a deceased veteran, will be able to receive individualized advice and counsel at the clinic from volunteer attorneys in a variety of areas of law, including family, wills and probate, … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar subcommittee creates brochure, web presence to reach younger veterans

When Jonathan Rosamond visited veterans legal clinics created by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program he noticed an absence of younger veterans like himself. There were veterans who served in Vietnam and Korea and a few from the Iraq War, but an absence of veterans from recent combat in Afghanistan troubled the co-chair of the Dallas … Continue Reading

Champions of Justice Gala raises over $334,000 for veterans

The 2016 Champions of Justice Gala Benefitting Veterans raised more than $334,000 to help provide civil legal services to low-income Texan veterans, the Texas Access to Justice Commission reported. The seventh annual gala, held Wednesday, has raised nearly $2.5 million since its inception. The State Bar of Texas underwrites the event to ensure that proceeds … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Alvin

Veterans in need of legal advice or assistance can visit a free legal clinic from 9 a.m. to noon April 16 at the American Legion Post 129, 206 S. Durant St., Alvin, TX 77511. The clinic provides any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, one-on-one advice and counsel from a volunteer attorney in any … Continue Reading

Champions of Justice Gala to benefit legal services for Texas veterans

The Texas Access to Justice Commission will host its annual Champions of Justice Gala to benefit legal services for low-income veterans at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center in Austin. The gala will feature guest speaker Gen. Peter Pace, who served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of … Continue Reading

Houston veterans attorney receives national pro bono award

Robert B. Goss, a Houston veterans’ law attorney, received the Pro Bono Advocate of the Year Award from the Center for Veterans Advancement and the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates Inc. Goss accepted the award March 12 at NOVA’s spring conference in Las Vegas. “I was shocked and deeply honored to receive this award, as … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Tomball

There will be a free legal clinic for veterans from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 19 at the Tomball VA Outpatient Clinic, 1200 W. Main St., Tomball, TX 77375. Veterans, or a spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive one-on-one advice and counsel from a volunteer attorney in any area of law including … Continue Reading

Houston Bar Association’s ‘Will-A-Thon’ sets screening dates

Harris County residents who are older than 60, disabled or veterans, and who meet low-income guidelines, qualify for free help with simple wills and basic medical directives provided through a “Will-A-Thon” hosted by the Houston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. To apply for assistance through the Will-A-Thon, you must call 713-228-0735 between 9 a.m. and … Continue Reading

Austin Bar Foundation holds annual gala, honors 5 outstanding lawyers, judges

More than 500 members of Austin’s legal community turned out for the Austin Bar Foundation’s annual Gala on Saturday. The Austin Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Austin Bar Association. The foundation was established in 2003 to support and expand the provision of legal-related charitable and educational programs and services in Central Texas. Gala … Continue Reading

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

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 … Continue Reading

Houston-area veterans clinic scheduled for Saturday

Several Houston-area bar associations are teaming up to host a free legal clinic for veterans this Saturday, December 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. Participating organizations include the Montgomery County Bar Association, The Woodlands Bar Association, and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative. The clinic will be held at the Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic, … Continue Reading
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