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.

The legal clinics are open to all U.S. veterans, as well as spouses of deceased veterans, and no appointment is necessary. Veterans who need additional legal representation in civil matters and qualify financially can apply for pro bono legal services at the clinics. Clinics are scheduled for the following dates and locations listed below.

Waco, June 9: Veterans One Stop, 2010 La Salle Ave., Suite A, Waco 76706, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 254-710-4244.

Beaumont, June 10: Jefferson County Courthouse, 1085 Pearl St., Beaumont 77701, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 409-839-2332.

Houston/Texas City, June 10: Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F Lowry Expy.,Texas City 77591, 9 a.m. to noon, 713-228-0733.

Lufkin, June 10: Charles Wilson VA Outpatient Clinic, 2206 N John Redditt Dr., A10, Lufkin 75904, 9 a.m. to noon.

Austin, June 12: Austin VA Medical Center, 7901 Metropolis Dr., Austin 78744, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., 512-472-0279, ext. 110.

El Paso, June 12: El Paso South Central VA Clinic, 350 Revere St., El Paso 79905, 10 a.m. to noon, 915-585-5142.

For more information, contact Austin Bar Association Executive Director DeLaine Ward at 512-472-0279. For more information about the TAJC, go to