Pro Bono News
Free Legal Help Available for Eligible Veterans Across Texas (TX)
Saturday, November 10, 2018
- Times Records News
Free Legal Help Available for Eligible Veterans Across Texas
"AUSTIN, TX – Texas veterans are invited to participate in Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week (TVLAW), a statewide effort in honor of Veterans Day coordinated by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF).
Throughout the week of Nov. 11-17, legal aid programs, local bar associations, law schools and pro bono private lawyers will provide free civil legal services to qualified Texas veterans in locations throughout the state.
Texas has the second-highest population of veterans in the nation. Obtaining access to free legal services can be critical for veterans to get the benefits and support they need for themselves and their families. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, legal issues account for four of the top 10 unmet needs of veterans who are homeless.
The Texas Access to Justice Foundation provided $1.87 million in grants last year to 14 nonprofit organizations that provided free legal services to more than 8,800 veterans throughout the year. Legal aid organizations and pro bono lawyers are able to provide legal representation to veterans with civil legal problems, including:.."