I am a Texas veteran, don't have much money and I'm not a high-income earner. Is there any free legal help available to me?

Yes. The Houston Bar Association established the Veterans Legal Initiative in 2008 along with the Houston Bar Foundation (HBF) and the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program (HVLP).

The VLI program provides free legal advice and legal representation to U.S. veterans. Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can get advice and counsel at one of the clinics offered by the VLI at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center or at one of the community clinics.

Low-income veterans who need further legal representation in civil matters and meet eligibility guidelines can be assigned a pro bono attorney through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program (HVLP), a public service of the Houston Bar Association. If you need help go to the VLI website or call Andrew Lehman Staff attorney at 713-275-0137.

J Thomas Black
Board Certified, Consumer Bankruptcy Law- Texas Board of Legal Specialization