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Veterans Legal Aid Week offers free services to vets Nov. 6-10

Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week, coordinated statewide by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, honors Texas Veterans during the week of Veterans Day. From November 6 to 10, legal aid programs, local bar associations, law schools, and pro bono attorneys will provide free civil legal services to qualified veterans.

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A roundup of veterans legal clinics across Texas leading up to Veterans Day

Leading up to Veterans Day, November 11, bar associations and volunteer attorney programs across Texas are offering legal clinics for veterans. Here is a roundup of those currently scheduled:

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Vick: Honor our veterans through service, giving

Tom Vick

Editor’s note: State Bar of Texas President Tom Vick sent the following message to members on Friday.

Dear Members,

We as a country seek to honor our veterans in many ways.

The State Bar of Texas, local bars, legal aid agencies, and many varied volunteer service organizations seek to honor veterans by serving them—providing free or low-cost legal services to veterans and their families.

Texas has the second largest population of veterans in the country, and, according to a 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs survey, legal issues account for four of the top 10 unmet needs of homeless veterans.

Earlier this year, the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) launched the Joe Jamail Endowment for Veteran Legal Services. Joe was a Marine before he became the enormously successful lawyer we knew. In his honor, Houston attorney Richard Mithoff created the fund to keep alive Joe’s vision of access to justice for all. Continue Reading

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New deals and seasonal specials

If you’re not visiting your Beneplace Savings Program regularly, you’re missing out! New deals and seasonal specials are added often. In fact, if you take advantage of these great deals throughout the year, you could be saving $2,000 annually. Today, check out new offers on concert tickets, luggage, golf equipment, and much more.
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Free legal clinic to be held for veterans in Tomball


Veterans can receive free legal advice at a clinic hosted by the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative on Saturday, November 4.

The clinic will offer veterans and spouses of deceased veterans advice and counsel from volunteer attorneys in any area of law, including family law, wills and probate, consumer law, real estate and tax law, and disability and veterans benefits. Those who qualify for legal aid and are in need of ongoing legal representation may be assigned a pro bono attorney to take their case.
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Texas Bar Journal Must-Reads for November


Can’t wait until the Texas Bar Journal arrives in the mail? Get a head start on the November issue online at texasbar.com/tbj. Our editorial staff’s must-reads include lessons from the basketball court to improve attorney performance, insights from veterans on living with PTS, post Hurricane Harvey FAQs, and humor from the judge’s daughter. Don’t forget to read Movers and Shakers, Disciplinary Actions, and Memorials.
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Tarrant County Bar hosts swearing-in ceremony

The Tarrant County Bar Association will host a swearing-in ceremony for all new lawyers from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 16.

The event is open to all individuals who passed the July Texas bar exam and completed all other necessary requirements. It will feature all justices from the 2nd Court of Appeals and be held in the court’s courtroom on the ninth floor of the Tim Curry Justice Center, 401 West Belknap St., in Fort Worth.

Texas A&M School of Law will host a reception immediately following. To attend, please RSVP with Sherry Jones at sherry@tarrantbar.org.

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