Free legal clinics commemorates veterans week

Veterans who need legal advice or legal assistance can visit one of two free legal clinics scheduled for Veterans Week, November 5-12. Clinics will be held in Conroe on Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic, 690 South Loop 336 West, Conroe, TX 77304, and on Friday, November 11, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030.

No appointment is necessary. The clinics are sponsored by the Houston Bar Association’s Veterans Legal Initiative, which has served more than 13,000 veterans. Clinics are held every Friday afternoon at the DeBakey VA Medical Center and on selected Saturday mornings at outpatient clinics in surrounding counties.

Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive one-on-one advice and counsel at the clinic from volunteer attorneys in any area of law, including family, wills and probate, consumer, real estate and tax law, as well as disability and veterans benefits. Veterans who need ongoing civil legal representation and who qualify for legal aid may be assigned a pro bono attorney through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers to handle their case.

For more information about the legal clinics and other legal services for veterans, please call 713-759-1133 or visit www.hba.org.