Tag Archives: Veterans Day

Foundation’s ‘Remembering Our Heroes’ campaign honors veterans, active duty military

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation launched a new campaign to benefit the Joe Jamail Endowment for Veteran Legal Services, a fund created to ensure Texas veterans have fair and equitable access to the justice system. “Remembering Our Heroes” will allow the endowment’s contributors to make donations in name of military veterans—living or deceased—and active … Continue Reading

Events planned across state for Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week

Local bar associations, law schools, attorneys, and legal aid organizations across the state are providing free civil legal assistance to veterans November 6-12 for Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week. Texas has the second-highest population of veterans in the nation, and the Department of Veterans Affairs reports that legal issues account for five of the top … Continue Reading

David R. Olivas on being a veteran

A year after graduating from law school, Navy Reservist David R. Olivas was deployed to Afghanistan, where he spent time in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh, Kunduz, and Bagram. His tour of duty ended on Jan. 5, 2014, and the 35-year-old currently resides in Flower Mound, practicing criminal law as a Dallas County assistant district attorney. Tell us … Continue Reading

Wills of World War I soldiers available online

In 2013, the United Kingdom’s HM Courts and Tribunals Service made thousands of World War I soldiers’ wills available to the public. The documents have since been viewed more than 1 million times, and more than 10,000 copies of wills have been ordered. This project is meant to provide insight into UK WWI heroes for … Continue Reading