Learn more about veterans` issues on our partner page TexasLawHelp.org help veterans and their families with most civil matters, including military release upgrades and access to VA benefits. If you qualify for legal aid, you can expect to be contacted by a lawyer within 5-10 business days of your conversation with the admissions specialist. To receive services, you must be a Texas resident, a veteran (or the spouse, dependent or survivor of a Texas veteran) and have a household income equal to or less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. Lone Star Legal Aid`s military and veterans unit is made possible in part by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans` Assistance, which provides grants to organizations that serve veterans and their families. For more information on the Texas Veterans Commission, see www.tvc.texas.gov. Texas Veteran`s Legal Assistance Project. Hotline FAQ: The Veterans Legal Assistance Project is for low- and middle-income Texas veterans earning up to twice the federal poverty line, as well as their spouses, parents, and survivors. Eligibility Policies: To receive services, you must be a Texas veteran or the spouse, dependant, or survivor of a Texas veteran and have a household income equal to or less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. Services offered: (1) legal assistance in civil matters, including family law, employment, housing, consumerism, bankruptcy, inheritance, VA benefits; and (2) referral to private counsel or community services, if available. Contact information: Call us at 1-800-622-2520.
We receive a high volume of calls. When you receive our voicemail, please provide your name, phone number, including area code, address, and a brief description of your problem. You can leave more than one phone number. For help or information about state and federal veterans` benefits, call the Texas Veterans Commission`s Veterans Helpline: 1-800-252-VETS (8387) or visit the website. To learn more about Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, visit www.texasbar.com/veterans. Texas Civil Rights Project Veteran Services Texas Civil Rights Project`s Veteran Services provides civil rights legal assistance to low-income veterans in Texas. We provide support for civil rights (freedom of speech, equal protection), public housing, disability rights, access to public records, release upgrades, denial of benefits to veterans due to release, and many other issues related to veterans` rights, contact one of the Texas Civil Rights Project offices listed below or complete an online registration. Houston Bar Association Veterans Legal Initiative HBA Volunteer Counsel Program 712 Main Street, Suite 2700 Houston, TX 77002 713-228-0735 Contact Us – Mickey Baden firstname.lastname@example.org HBA`s Veterans Legal Initiative provides pro bono legal services to Harris County veterans through regular legal aid clinics in several locations.
and through its Houston Volunteer Lawyers program. Veterans can get help with legal matters, including family law, wills and estates, consumer law, landlord and tenant issues, disability and veterans` benefits. A legal counseling clinic is held every Friday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe, first floor. No appointment is required. Veterans can meet with a volunteer lawyer who provides them with legal advice. If the veteran requires additional legal assistance, they will be assigned a pro bono attorney under the HBA`s Houston Volunteer Lawyers program. A legal counseling clinic is held monthly at the Midtown Terrace Veterans Housing Facility for American veterinarians in Houston and quarterly at the DeGeorge at Union Station Veterans Housing Facility in Houston. On Saturdays in November and February, legal clinics are held at an American Legion or VFW station in Houston.
For more information on the Veterans Legal Initiative, visit the HBA website. ABA Free Legal Answers If you can`t afford to pay for a lawyer, ABA Free Legal Answers can help. For most civil (non-criminal) legal matters, if your state participates, click “Choose the state you live in” and click on your state to ask a question. For VA benefits, release upgrades, or other legal issues related to veterans: Select “ABA Federal” from the “Select the state you live in” drop-down menu to ask a question related to the release upgrade or VA and receive a response from an attorney. The greater Houston area is home to the second-largest veteran population in the country and the largest in Texas. Our Military and Veterans Unit (MVU) provides free civilian legal advice to low-income U.S. veterans, their dependents, and surviving spouses throughout the state of Texas. Visit the U.S. Armed Forces Legal Assistance Locator to find your nearest military legal aid office (click “Advanced” and “Accept”). Military personnel and their families can access free legal assistance at these offices.
More information on eligibility can be found in our Working with a Lawyer publication. Veterans legal clinics are the main mission of the initiative. Thanks to a generous grant from the Texas Bar Foundation, the Texas State Bar Association offers clinics in a box to local bar associations and legal aid groups. In parallel with the efforts of the Texas State Bar, TYLA has produced two brochures: Resources for Veterans Seeking Help and Resources for Lawyers Supporting Veterans to Help Veterans and Lawyers who volunteer their time to help. If the programs listed below, they are designed to help military and/or veterans with legal issues. See specific details and contact these programs for more information. Also visit the national programs. This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which ensures that post-9/11 veterans, military members, their families and caregivers thrive long after they return home. Visit the Lawyer Referral Directory to find programs you can connect with a lawyer who charges fees for legal services. Enter your state, county, or city in the search box to find local programs.
However, some lawyers benefiting from these programs may offer initial consultations at a reduced price or charge a reduced fee based on your income. Contact these programs for more information. Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans – Tarrant County Chapter 1315 Calhoun Street Fort Worth, Texas 76102 (817) 546-4460 (To make an appointment) (817) 338-4092 (Melissa Sircar, Program Director) Visit TLTV`s website The program provides pro bono civil legal assistance to veterans who otherwise cannot afford legal advice. If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal help, call 817-546-4460 to schedule a monthly legal clinic. Please leave a message and a volunteer will call you back with information about the upcoming clinic. Please note that TLTV does not have hired lawyers or volunteers who can handle urgent matters or problems outside of a legal clinic. Currently, TLTV`s resources are limited to cases and problems in Tarrant County. Visit FindLegalHelp.org to find programs that offer free civil legal assistance.