Attorneys Offer Free Services During Veterans Day Week

There are about 1.5 million veterans in Texas, which makes our state home to more vets than almost any other. Unfortunately, many veterans here and throughout the nation are homeless, or at least dealing with tough financial problems. According to Department of Veterans Affairs’ surveys of homeless and formerly homeless veterans, legal issues account for three of the top 10 most necessary needs of homeless veterans.

This week, as the nation celebrates Veterans Day, private pro bono attorneys, bar associations, and legal aid organizations like TRLA are offering free assistance to vets as a way of recognizing their service to our country. There will be events recognizing veterans throughout the state, many with TRLA attorneys and staff available for legal consultations. Below is a list of some of them:

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Nov. 8 (10 am-1 pm) Ask a Lawyer at VA Mental Health Clinic, Department of Veterans Affairs, 5001 N. Piedras, El Paso. Contact: Michael Shippey, 915 585-5132, mshippey@trla.org

Nov. 9, (9 am-2 pm); Veterans Appreciation Day/Career Fair; El Paso Veterans One Stop Center, 9565 Diana, El Paso. Contact: Michael Shippey, 915 585-5132, mshippey@trla.org

Nov. 10 (10 am-2 pm) Hiring Red, White & You, Southwest Texas Junior College, Eagle Pass. Contact: Antonio Rodriguez, 830 773-8305, trodriguez@trla.org

Nov. 10 (12 pm-5 pm) Hiring Red, White and You, McAllen Convention Center,  700 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen. Contact: Priscilla Noriega, 956 982-5545, pnoriega@trla.org

Nov. 10 (10 am-3 pm), Atascosa County Vet Fair, Veterans Service Office, 818 Main, Jourdanton. Contact: Alexandra Chirico, 210 212-3732, achirico@trla.org

Nov. 11 (8 am-4 pm) Heroes Free Dental Clinic, 1 Haven for Hope Way, Ste 400 San Antonio. Contact: Alexandra Chirico, 210 212-3732, achirico@trla.org

Nov. 11 (8:45-10 am) Veterans Day March and Ceremony, Veterans War Memorial, 151 E. Rowson, San Benito. Contact: Priscilla Noriega, 956 982-5545, pnoriega@trla.org

Nov. 12 (8 am-4 pm) Heroes Free Dental Clinic, 1 Haven for Hope Way, Ste 400, San Antonio. Contact: Alexandra Chirico, 210 212-3732, achirico@trla.org

Nov. 16 (8:30-11:30 am) VA Hospital Ask a Lawyer, Audie Murphy Hospital, 7400 Merton Minter, San Antonio. 210 212-3755, a chirico@trla.org

Nov. 19 (9 am-1 pm) El Paso Bar Clinic, Transmountain Community College, 9570 Gateway N. Blvd, El Paso: Contact: Michael Shippey 915 585 5132, mshippey@trla.org

Nov. 22 (10 am-1 pm), Ask a Lawyer at VA Mental Health Clinic, Department of Veterans Affairs, 5001 N. Piedras, El Paso. Contact: Michael Shippey. 915 585-5132, mshippey@trla.org