Coalition Provides Expanded Help for Veterans
Veterans in 17 counties in southeast Texas will have increased access to legal services through a new coalition of bar associations and legal communities, made possible by a grant from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. The HBA, the Jefferson County Bar Association, Fort Bend Lawyers Care, Austin Bar Foundation and Baylor Law School are part of the coalition.
In addition to Harris, Jefferson and Fort Bend counties, the coalition will encompass Bell, Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Liberty, McLennan, Montgomery, Orange, San Jacinto, Travis, Walker and Waller counties. The area is home to nearly 500,000 veterans. The program will be modeled on the Houston Bar Association’s successful Veterans’ Legal Initiative, which is entering its fifth year and has served over 7,300 veterans.
“We are grateful to receive these funds from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation that will enable us to assist many more veterans in southeast Texas,” said Lowrey. “I urge HBA members to volunteer for this new coalition to help men and women who have sacrificed and served our nation.” Read More. Click here to volunteer.
UPCOMING VETERANS LEGAL CLINICS
All clinics listed below are from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. No appointments are necessary to attend the clinic, unless otherwise stated next to the date.
•March 9, American Legion Post 7109, 4202 W. Walnut, Pearland
•March 23, VFW Post 1839, 18 County Road 396, Cleveland, TX 77328
•April 13, Texas A&M Galveston, Mary Moody Northen Student Center
•May 4, VFW Post 4709, 1303 W. Semands, Conroe
•June 29, American Legion Post 241, 1021 S. Velasco, Angleton
•August 31, Texas A&M Galveston, Mary Moody Northen Student Center