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.

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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.


About Lone Star Lawyers for Lone Star Veterans
LSLA honors Texas veterans and service members by prioritizing their unique civil legal needs through our initiative, “Lone Star Lawyers for Lone Star Veterans”. We engage LSLA staff, community partners and pro bono attorneys to provide free legal services, advocacy and education to veterans and service members. LSLA is the fourth largest legal service organization in United States; we provide free civil legal services to low income individuals and families who have immediate civil legal needs but cannot afford an attorney. LSLA offers a broad range of free civil legal services to qualifying individuals, including family matters, child advocacy, education and civil rights, public benefits, health care access, consumer issues, home ownership, tenants’ rights, employment, estate planning, probate matters and disaster relief. LSLA serves one-third of Texas, its service area spans 76 counties throughout Texas and Arkansas and includes Fort Hood, Houston and Waco, regions which have high concentrations of veterans and military families.

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

  1. Jerry Hill says:

    I am looking for a VA accredited attorney to work with our group. All you will need to do is do the legal work, we bring the rest to you. We have a turn key package and of course it carries with it some protection for our wartime Veterans and widows/ers as well. If you have interest please give me a call. I would like to meet with you in person either next Monday or early Tuesday morning, but I need to speak with you first. You need to have a grasp on how to do the property trusts as well is IGT’s . If you have a good understanding of the Medicaid laws it is a plus.

    Jerry Hill

    • Hello,

      I received your comment on We have attorneys assisting low income clients with a variety of civil issues, for free. We also have VA Accredited attorneys who provide free legal services to low-income veterans. If you have any veteran who wants legal help, please recommend that he or she (and surviving spouses as well) contact our Veterans Legal Unit. I have attached our flyer for your convenience.

      Thank you for what you do to honor veterans!

      Rebekah Mason

      1-800-733-8394 (1235)

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