Jefferson County Bar Association offers free legal advice to veterans Nov. 12

  • Free legal advice for veterans available by phone Nov. 12.
    Free legal advice for veterans available by phone Nov. 12.

The Jefferson County Bar Association is sponsoring free telephonic legal advice appointments to veterans on Thursday, Nov. 12. Volunteer attorneys will answer legal questions for veterans from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Volunteers will call participants to provide up to 15 minutes of free legal advice for a legal issue.  Space is limited and registration closes at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

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, employment and more. Those who need continued legal representation and who qualify for legal aid may be assigned a pro bono attorney to handle their case.  Financial guidelines apply for continues representation.

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 register for an appointment, contact the Jefferson County Bar Association at (409) 839-2332.