Lone Star Legal Aid Hosts Free CLE for Lawyers Serving Veterans: April 27 10-4 @ College of the Mainland

Did you know that Lone Star Legal Aid is conducting a FREE Continuing Legal Education event to recruit and train private attorneys to help us serve more low-income veterans with legal problems?  The event will take place Friday April 27 at College of the Mainland in Texas City from 10-4 and is accredited with the State Bar of Texas for 5 legal education credits.  Thanks to our friends at the College of the Mainland for partnering with us to make this possible!

This legal education event is free for all attorneys who agree to accept at least one case for a low-income veteran from Lone Star Legal Aid on a pro bono basis. There will be free boxed lunches available for folks who RSVP by April 20.  Topics for the event include a wide range of topics like foreclosure strategies, service member protections and becoming accredited to practice before the VA.  Check out the attached flyer for more details! GALVESTON CLE VETERANS April 27 

In addition to events like this along with our firm-wide efforts to serve more veterans, we are proud to announce that thanks to funding from the Texas Veterans Commission and continuing support from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation we now have three attorneys serving veteran clients full time. VETERAN FLYER

For existing pro bono partner attorneys, who have already taken a case from Lone Star Legal Aid on a pro bono basis, please plan to attend this event for free as a thank you for your dedicated pro bono service! We encourage you to continue to partner with us as we honor veterans with free legal services.  

 Please  encourage your attorney friends and colleagues to attend. Please RSVP to rmason@lonestarlegal.org if you plan to attend.  As always, thank you for all you do as Lone Star Legal Aid continues to grow our Veteran work!

College scholarships for women age 50+ (Preference for WOMEN VETERANS) Deadline to apply is March 30, 2012

On behalf of Lone Star Legal Aid and our efforts to serve low-income women and low-income women veterans, we are pleased to pass along this information which we hope will serve those whom you serve. Below please find details about a scholarship opportunity for low-income women age 50 and older; the scholarship contains a preference for women veteran applicants. To apply for this scholarship visit: www.aarp.org/womensscholarshipThe deadline to apply is March 30, 2012. 

 Check out the flyer here:Low Income Women/ VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP FLYER for Women 50+

  Although Lone Star Legal Aid is not affiliated with the scholarship or those making the selections, we are circulating this public information in the hopes that it will benefit those eligible to apply.  As always, it is a pleasure to collaborate in serving those who have served our Nation.

The AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program is helping win back opportunity for low income 50+ women by funding education, training, and skills upgrades that can lead to better employment and increased financial security for women and their families. Scholarship winners are chosen by an independent selection committee established by the AARP Foundation.

 

To apply for this scholarship visit: www.aarp.org/womensscholarship

To Be Eligible to Apply You must be: Priority is given to: Relevant Factors include:  
  • A woman age 50 or older by March 30, 2012
  • Low-income
  • Pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associates degree, or a bachelor’s degree
  • Enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education accredited school or technical program within 6 months of the scholarship award date

 

  • Women Veterans
  • Women who have been unemployed for more than one year
  • Women in low-paying jobs with no career opportunities
  • Women raising the children of another family member

 

 

  • Financial need
  • Personal circumstances and achievements
  • Educational and career goals
  • Challenges faced in life
  • Impact of scholarship

 

 

LONE STAR LEGAL AID EXPANDS VETERANS PROJECT

Lone Star Legal Aid is growing our Veterans project which is aimed at increasing legal services to low-income veterans. We now have three full time attorneys based in our Houston office focused on serving Veteran-clients with legal problems throughout our entire service area of 72 counties in Texas and four counties in Arkansas. Additionally, we continue to recruit and train private attorneys to increase our capacity to serve more in need.  Lone Star Legal Aid continues to collaborate with vital community partners in this endeavor so that we may serve veterans-clients in the most holistic and effective manner.

 This expansion is made possible because of renewed funding from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, new funding from the Texas Veterans Commission which supplements our regular funding from the Legal Services Corporation and United Way.

At a time when Veterans are increasingly in need of legal help, Lone Star Legal Aid is proud to continue growing our efforts to serve low-income Veterans with civil legal problems who
 cannot afford an attorney.

For those in need of legal assistance and to apply for free legal services with Lone Star Legal Aid, please call 1-800-733-8394. Additionally, on our website: www.lonestarlegal.org you will find addresses and local numbers for each Lone Star Legal Aid office.   

Check out our Flyer here: LONE STAR LEGAL AID VETERANS PROJECT

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Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) organization that has been addressing the unmet legal needs of financially-distressed Texans for over 60 years in Southeast Texas through a combination of staff and volunteer legal professionals. As the fourth-largest legal aid organization in the U.S., it serves 72 counties in Texas from Matagorda to Texarkana and 4 counties in southwest Arkansas.  www.LoneStarLegal.org

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Lone Star Legal Aid’s “Lone Star Lawyers for Lone Star Veterans” initiative engages Lone Star Legal Aid staff, community partners and pro bono attorneys to honor veterans and service members by providing them free legal advice, advocacy and education regarding their rights and protections. 

Lone Star Legal Aid Needs Volunteer Attorneys, Law Students and Community Partners!

2012 Volunteers Meet-n-Greet Flyer 

We want YOU!

 2012 Kick-Off Volunteers’ Meet-n-Greet!

 

Date:         Monday, January 9, 2012

Time:         10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Place:        Lone Star Legal Aid

1415 Fannin

Houston, TX 77002

Lone Star Legal Aid’s

2012 Kick-Off Volunteers’ Meet-n-Greet

 

  • Do you want to gain experience or help less fortunate families?

 

  • Can you volunteer a few hours each week or month to help?

 

  • Are you a licensed attorney, an attorney awaiting bar exam results, a new law graduate, or a law student?

 

  • Are you a graduate student, an undergrad, even a high school student?

 

  • Are you a retiree, a stay-at-home parent, or anyone else who has some time to spare for volunteering?

 

  • We provide training, supervision, support, and equipment.

 

  • For attorneys, we provide malpractice insurance for cases you handle for our clients.

 

To meet us, learn more about what we do and how you can help, and to sign up to volunteer, please consider attending this special event.

 

                             Contact:   Linda Good

                            lgood@lonestarlegal.org

Free CLE Training on Dec 2 for Attorneys Serving Veterans: Lone Star Legal Aid Hosts “Remembering Our Veterans”

Lone Star Legal Aid Hosts “Remembering Our Veterans,” A Free CLE Training on Dec 2 for Attorneys Serving Veterans

For Immediate Release: November 28, 2011

Media Contact: Lewis Kinard 713-652-0077

 

(Paris, TX) Veterans Day festivities may have now ended, but Lone Star Legal Aid continues our mission to honor veterans and service members by partnering with private attorneys to increase legal services for low-income veterans and service members. It is an unfortunate reality that countless Texas military veterans and their dependents have serious legal problems, and, like other low-income Texans, cannot afford to hire an attorney. To help Texas lawyers serve an often-overlooked population, Lone Star Legal Aid’s Paris Branch office is conducting a half-day continuing legal education (CLE) event for Texas attorneys. The CLE will take place December 2, 2011 from 1:00-5:00 at the Lamar County Court House located at 119 North Main in Paris.

 

“These are critically difficult economic times where resources are scarce and our client population’s needs continue to multiply,” said Kristy Rodgers, Branch Manager for Lone Star Legal Aid’s Paris office. “Many veterans come to our office in need of help on a range of simple to complex and urgent legal matters, but Legal Aid simply cannot serve every one. This harsh reality makes our partnerships with private attorneys so valuable because they help ensure that more low-income Texans have access to justice.   

 

“We are grateful to be expanding partnerships to help expand legal services for low-income Texans,” Ms. Rodgers continued, “especially for our men and women veterans who served our country so bravely.”

 

The CLE is free for Texas attorneys who agree to accept at least one civil case from Lone Star Legal Aid for a low-income Texas veteran on a pro bono basis. Attorneys who attend the event can earn up to 4 hours of CLE credit from the State Bar of Texas. The event will be moderated by Lamar County Judge Bill Harris. The program will include an overview of Veteran Benefits, federal and state protections for active service members and other issues of interest to attorneys serving veterans such as IRS considerations.

Check out the flyer here: PARIS CLE VETERANS

For more information or to RSVP contact Lone Star Legal Aid’s Paris Office at 903–785-8711.

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Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) organization that has been addressing the unmet legal needs of financially-distressed Texans for over 60 years in Southeast Texas through a combination of staff and volunteer legal professionals. As the fourth-largest legal aid organization in the U.S., it serves 72 counties in Texas from Matagorda to Texarkana and 4 counties in southwest Arkansas.  www.LoneStarLegal.org

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Lone Star Legal Aid’s “Lone Star Lawyers for Lone Star Veterans” initiative engages Lone Star Legal Aid staff, community partners and pro bono attorneys to honor veterans and service members by providing them free legal advice, advocacy and education regarding their rights and protections. Lone Star Legal Aid’s Longview office conducts a weekly veterans’ legal services clinic as a part of this goal to increase legal services to low income Texas veterans. The clinic takes place every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Lone Star Legal Aid Longview office located at 140 East Tyler St., Suite 150 and is open to any eligible veteran or veteran dependant seeking legal help for civil legal matters.

FREE CLE for Texas Attorneys! August 26 @ Longview, Texas

(Longview,TX) It is an unfortunate reality that countless Texas military veterans and their dependents have serious legal problems, and, like many low-income Texans, cannot afford to hire an attorney. To help Texas lawyers serve an often-overlooked population, Lone Star Legal Aid’s Longview Branch office is conducting a day-long continuing legal education (CLE) event forTexasattorneys. The CLE will take place August 26 from 8:30-4:30 at the Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living in Longview,Texas located at 611 E. Hawkins Parkway.

 “These are critically tough economic times for everyone and we are working to identify and serve low-income veterans who need important legal help but cannot afford it,” said Dorman Brumbelow, Pro Bono Litigation Coordinator for Lone Star Legal Aid in Longviewand coordinator of the event. “Many of our veteran-clients come into our office in need of help on a range of simple to complex and urgent matters, and Legal Aid simply cannot serve every one, though we would love to. Our partnerships with private attorneys are vital to ensuring that more low-income Texans have access to justice, especially our men and women veterans who served our country so bravely,” said Mr. Brumbelow.

 The CLE is free for Texas attorneys who agree to accept at least one civil case from Lone Star Legal Aid for a low-income Texas veteran on a pro bono basis. Attorneys who attend the event can earn up to 7.5 hours of CLE credit from the State Bar of Texas. The event will be moderated by Ebb B. Mobley a Board Certified Family and Criminal Law Specialist and Lone Star Legal Aid Board Member. The program will include an overview of Veteran Benefits, federal and state protections for active service members and other issues of interest to attorneys serving veterans such as IRS considerations. Serving complementary continental breakfast and catered lunches from the Tyler Street Bistro.

 For more information or to RSVP contact Lone Star Legal Aid’s Longview Office (903) 758-9123 and speak to Sheila Timberlake or Tammy Self.

More Info Here: LONGVIEW CLE

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Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) organization that has been addressing the unmet legal needs of financially-distressed Texans for over 60 years in Southeast Texas through a combination of staff and volunteer legal professionals. As the fourth-largest legal aid organization in the U.S., it serves 72 counties in Texas from Matagorda to Texarkana and 4 counties in southwest Arkansas.  www.LoneStarLegal.org

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Lone Star Legal Aid’s “Lone Star Lawyers for Lone Star Veterans” initiative engages Lone Star Legal Aid staff, community partners and pro bono attorneys to honor veterans and service members by providing them free legal advice, advocacy and education regarding their rights and protections. Lone Star Legal Aid’s Longview office conducts a weekly veterans’ legal services clinic as a part of this goal to increase legal services to low income Texas veterans. The clinic takes place every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Lone Star Legal Aid Longview office located at 140 East Tyler St., Suite 150 and is open to any eligible veteran or veteran dependant seeking legal help for civil legal matters.

Free Community Education for VFW Post 7109 Veteran Members(Pearland, Texas)

Free Community Education for VFW Post 7109 Veteran Members

July 21, 7:30 p.m.-9:00

VFW Post 7109

4202 W. Walnut St
Pearland, Texas 77581

For more information contact Rebekah Mason at:

rmason@lonestarlegal.org or (713)-652-0077.

 

Check Out the Flyer: Community Education for Veterans at VFW Post 7109

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