Free legal clinic for Veterans

Published 8:55 am Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Special to The Leader

Veterans who need legal advice or legal assistance can visit a FREE legal clinic on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, TX.  The clinic is a public service of the Jefferson County Bar Association which is part of a coalition of bar associations that provide pro bono legal services to U.S. veterans in 17 counties in Texas.

Appointments are not necessary, but are encouraged.  Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive advice and counsel from a volunteer attorney in areas of law, including family law, wills and probate, consumer issues, landlord/tenant law, bankruptcy, employment, foreclosures, and veterans’ benefits and disability claims.  Veterans who need ongoing legal representation and who qualify for legal aid may be assigned a pro bono attorney to handle their case.  The guidelines allow for veterans to have income up to 200% above the poverty level and qualify for services.

For more information on the February 25 clinic and other services for veterans, contact the Jefferson County Bar Association at 409-835-8647.