Each Friday, the Houston Bar Association’s Houston Volunteer Lawyers provide free legal advice in all areas of civil law to veterans and spouses of deceased veterans at the Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center. Thanks to a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation, beginning in July, the clinic’s operating hours will expand to 1 to 5 p.m. The funding will also allow an additional staff attorney to join the project.
“We are incredibly proud of our Veterans Legal Initiative,” HBA President Laura Gibson said in a press release. “Now, thanks to the Texas Bar Foundation, the VLI will be able to assist even more of our nation’s heroes and better their experience overall.”
The VLI began in 2008 and now serves more than 2,500 veterans annually. For more information, go to hba.org.