The Austin Bar has announced plans to expand its ongoing Veterans Free Legal Advice Clinic in Travis County and launch additional clinics in Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Gillespie, Hays, and Williamson counties. Funding for the expansion comes from a $127,800 grant provided by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.

According to a release issued by the Austin Bar, approximately 2,065 veterans have been assisted through its free clinics over the past five years. The Austin Bar Foundation will partner with other local bars and area veterans groups to make the additional clinics a reality. Attorney Douglas Lawrence, previously with Volunteer Legal Services, has been hired to oversee the development.

The Austin Bar’s next Veterans Free Legal Advice Clinic will take place on Monday, November 9, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic. For more information, go to