Free legal clinic for veterans in Galveston

A free legal clinic for veterans is scheduled for Nov. 8 at the Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic, 3828 Avenue N.

Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, is welcome to attend and receive advice and counsel from a volunteer attorney in any area of the law—including family, consumer, wills and probate, real estate and tax, and disability and veterans benefits. If a veteran requires ongoing legal representation and qualifies for legal aid, a pro bono attorney will be assigned to handle the case.

The clinic, which will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in conjunction with the VA Outpatient Clinic’s Veterans Fair, is co-sponsored by the Galveston County Bar Association and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative.

No appointment is necessary. For more information on the event and other services for veterans, go to


Archive of the Covenant

Among the treasures in Google's ambitious digital book repository are the 1882 Proceedings of the Texas Bar Association. That year, hundreds of Texas lawyers convened in Galveston to establish the volunteer organization that would serve as the precursor to the State Bar of Texas.

Also available through Google Book Search are the 1919 Proceedings of the Texas Bar Association and a 1907 Monograph on Legal Ethics by Houston lawyer John Charles Harris.

The Texas Legislature created the unified State Bar of Texas in 1939, one year after the Texas Bar Journal started publication. Now, thanks to a partnership with William S. Hein & Co., a complete, searchable archive of the magazine is available here