Free legal advice appointments available for military veterans

Published 1:43 pm Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Jefferson County Bar Association is offering FREE legal advice appointments to military veterans and spouses of deceased veterans on Tuesday, November 6; Wednesday, November 7; and Thursday, November 8 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Appointments are required; veterans needing legal advice must schedule an appointment to visit with a volunteer attorney.  The veteran legal advice appointments will take place at the Jefferson County Courthouse located at 1085 Pearl St., Beaumont, Texas.

Any Jefferson, Hardin, Orange, Liberty or Chambers County veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran is eligible to receive individualized legal advice from a volunteer attorney FREE of charge in a variety of law areas including family law, wills and probate, consumer issues, landlord/tenant law, bankruptcy, employment, foreclosures, and veterans’ benefits and disability claims.  Those who need continued legal representation and who qualify for legal aid may be assigned a pro bono attorney to handle their case.

This event 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.  The Texas Access to Justice Foundation provides support to this program.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Jefferson County Bar Association at 409-835-8647.