Just ahead of Veterans Day, the Texas Legal Services Center will host a live webinar and Q&A to train lawyers to work with low-income veterans on discharge upgrades and military records corrections.
The webinar, “Assisting Our Texas Veterans: Discharge Upgrades and the Correction of Military Records,” will take place from 1 to 2:15 p.m. CST on November 7. It is accredited for 1.25 hours of continuing legal education. Attorneys can register here.
“After completing this CLE, expect to have an understanding of the financial, economic, and social impact of a less than honorable discharge characterization,” according to the course description. “You will understand the process, legal standards, and administrative boards that evaluate and render decisions on discharge upgrade applications. You’ll learn the devastating effects of post-traumatic stress syndrome, how PTSD impedes access to benefits, and how attorneys can best communicate with those afflicted.
“But most importantly, this CLE is a first step in a journey you may choose to pursue: Donating your legal talents and time to serving our friends and neighbors who served our country.”
Attorney Tim Gasaway, who manages Texas Legal Services Center’s veterans legal assistance program, will host the webinar. The program works with Texas veterans and their families to help with civil legal concerns common to veterans as they transition to civilian life.