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.

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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.

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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.