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Jefferson County Bar Association to hold free Family Law Seminar for area veterans

Special to The Leader

BEAUMONT — The Jefferson County Bar Association (JCBA) will hold a FREE Family Law Seminar for area veterans on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic located at 3420 Veterans Circle, Beaumont, TX.  Appointments are strongly encouraged by calling the bar office at (409)835-8647.

The seminar will begin at noon with a 30-minute Family Law presentation.  At the conclusion of the 30-minute presentation, veterans will be given an opportunity for brief family law advice and counsel.  For veterans needing legal representation and who financially qualify, ProBono attorneys will be assigned.  The guidelines allow for veterans to have income up to 125 percent above the poverty level and qualify for services.  The seminar is open to any Jefferson, Hardin, Orange, Liberty or Chambers County veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran FREE of charge.

The JCBA’s legal advice clinic is part of the statewide Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans (TLTV) initiative, a program begun by the State Bar of Texas and funded by The Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) to ensure that organized legal clinics exist throughout the state to specifically assist military veterans who cannot afford or do not have access to basic legal services.  TAJF is the leading funder of civil legal aid to the poor in Texas.  Created in 1984 by the Supreme Court of Texas, TAJF awards millions of dollars per year that benefits hundreds of thousands of low-income Texans annually including victims of crime, abused and neglected children, veterans, the elderly and the homeless.