JCBA to hold legal advice clinic for area veterans

The SE Texas Record Oct. 20, 2010, 4:47am

In commemoration of Veteran's Day, the Jefferson County Bar Association will hold a free legal advice clinic for area veterans 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Beaumont Civic Center Meeting Rooms, 701 Main St.

Appointments are encouraged by calling the JCBA office at (409)835-8647 prior to Wednesday, Nov. 10, but walk-ins will be welcomed.

Volunteer attorneys will provide legal advice on issues such as family law, wills and probate, consumer issues, landlord/tenant law, tax issues, bankruptcy, employment, foreclosures, and veterans' benefits and disability claims. Other legal issues may apply.

The clinic is open to any Southeast Texas veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran free of charge.

Veterans who need further legal representation and meet the eligibility requirements may be assigned to a volunteer attorney who will take the case on a pro bono basis.

The JCBA's legal advice clinic is part of the statewide Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans (TLTV) initiative, a program created by the State Bar of Texas 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.

To learn more about TLTV, visit

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