Texas A&M Advocacy Clinic Provides Online Legal Assistance to Rural Veterans
From Staff Reports
Online Legal Assistance to Rural Veterans in Clay, Comanche, Delta, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hill, Hunt, Jacks, Kaufman, Montague, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Rockwall, Somervell, Wichita, and Wise Counties.
PRESS RELEASE: Fort Worth, Texas — May 2021 — Today, Texas A& M School of Law –Family &Veterans Advocacy Clinic (FVAC) announces that the Texas Veterans Commission and Funds for Veterans Assistance, has granted permission to Texas A&M University School of Law’s Family and Veterans Advocacy Clinic (FVAC) to establish virtual, online legal clinics for low-income veterans in the above-mentioned counties designed to help eligible rural veterans with family law, landlord/tenant, probate, some real estate and social security issues.
The FVAC has been working in collaboration with the Veteran Service Organizations in Wise, Ellis and Navarro counties for the past 10 months to set up and provide in-person and online legal clinics.In March we held two online legal clinics extending our service to additional North/North East Texas Rural Counties. In person legal clinics may be established in the future with local veteran’s service organizations as the FVAC has established a protocol for in person clinics including the use of a divider, antibacterial spray, antibacterial wipes to wipe down surfaces, disposable one time use pens, gloves, hand sanitizer, masks and shields to help limit the possibility of transmission of this contagious virus.
The online legal clinics will be held online via Zoom on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 12pm to 1:30pmand every other Tuesday from 12 pm to 1:30 pm.To qualify, please call 817 212-4123. The Veteran will be asked to show proof of eligibility, such as a DD-214with any discharge above dishonorable, NGB22 or other authorized document,and proof of household income. Once the eligibility information is received, our intake specialist can set this eligible veteran up for an appointment via Zoom or telephone either during one of the online clinics or at another time that is mutually beneficial.The accepted veterans will meet virtually with an attorney for advice, and possibly could be accepted for full legal representation.
Announcements regarding this and future events can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TAMULawFVAC, on Twitter https://twitter.com/TAMULawFVACor at our events page for Texas A&M School of Law https://law.tamu.edu/media/events. Again, Veterans in the above-mentioned counties may apply for our services by calling817-212-4123or online at https://law.tamu.edu/legal-assistance/family-and-veterans-advocacy-clinic.
This exciting program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. For more information visit: https://www.tvc.texas.gov/.
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