Free Legal Clinic for veterans set for Aug. 18

Published 4:57 pm Tuesday, August 14, 2018

To The Leader

Veterans who need legal advice or legal assistance can visit a free legal clinic on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon at the Lumberton Fire & EMS, 228 Country Lane Dr., Lumberton, 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 18 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.  Financial guidelines apply for continued legal representation.

The clinic is open to any Jefferson, Hardin, Orange, Liberty or Chambers County veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran free of charge.

For more information on the August 18 clinic and other services for veterans, contact the Jefferson County Bar Association at 409-835-8647.