Thousands of Texas Military forces and veterans are facing Pre-Deployment and Post-Deployment issues, including serious and life-changing legal challenges:
- Violations of the Soldiers and Sailors Act
- Implementation of USERRA
- Past Due Bills
However, many of these warriors are not receiving the proper guidance on where to get the proper legal counsel. After they transition out of the military, they don’t have the same resources available as when they wore the uniform. Some are seeking to put their final “love letters” in writing and finish their family Will, while others have family matters that have escalated into legal battles. Others need business guidance and some need representation to ensure they get all the medical benefits and compensation they have earned.
Luckily, for Texas Veterans, several organizations have offered their professional services at little or no-charge. The Texas Bar Association has developed a program to assist pro bono clinics throughout the state for military veterans who otherwise cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need. Click
The program is a major initiative of 2010–11 State Bar of Texas President Terry Tottenham. “Our military servicemen and women have made great sacrifices in duty to their country,” said Tottenham, a former Marine. “As lawyers, we have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of a great many veterans — and in the families of soldiers who did not return.”