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