In cooperation with legal service providers and local bar associations, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, or TAJC, has renewed its statewide legal clinic initiative to provide civil legal assistance to veterans. Texas veterans can visit free, in-person legal clinics during June in several locations throughout the state.
Volunteer attorneys will offer one-on-one advice and counsel on legal issues including family law, wills and probate, consumer law, tax law, property issues and disability benefits for veterans. With more than 1.5 million veterans residing throughout the state, Texas is home to the one of the nation’s largest veteran populations.
“Post-COVID, we are renewing our efforts to provide free civil legal services to all Texas veterans who qualify for this assistance,” said TAJC Veterans Committee Co-Chair and former State Bar of Texas President Terry Tottenham, in a press release. “The need is now more apparent than ever. Texas lawyers answered the call when we initiated Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans in 2010, and they are doing so again.” The Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans program is based on a program originally created by the Houston Bar Association in 2008.