Legal Resources for Veterans

Civil Legal Aid Services Agencies

The State Bar does not provide direct legal services, represent individuals in legal matters, maintain a list of pro bono attorneys, or match individuals with pro bono attorneys. Please understand that funding for legal services is extremely limited, and, as a result, programs must turn away many with serious legal needs. At most, the State Bar can offer you referrals to low-cost civil legal services agencies in your area. Below is a list of resources available in addition to the Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans legal clinics.

Legal Hotline for Texans/Veterans Hotline: (800) 622-2520; fax (512) 477-6576

The Texas Veterans Legal Assistance Project is a Texas Legal Services Center project to expand the availability of legal assistance to low-income Texas Veterans and their families, with a focus on outreach to disabled Veterans living in rural areas of the state. Please note there are certain eligibility guidelines which can be found here.

Lawyer Referral Information Service

If you do not qualify for legal aid, contact the Lawyer Referral Information Service at (800) 252-9690. Through the Lawyer Referral Information Service, a person may have a thirty-minute consultation with an attorney for $20. At the end of the consultation, the attorney and individual may discuss possible representation and price structure. Please understand that the Lawyer Referral Information Service is not a pro bono or reduced-fee program.

Other Legal Resources  A state-by-state listing of programs and offices providing services that may be used by military families in need of legal help. Texas Programs A list of legal resources and referral assistance throughout Texas.

HEROES for Children in Military Families  From the Office of the Texas Attorney General, this program offers service members, veterans, and their families enhanced, personalized assistance in addressing paternity establishment, child support, and parenting time (custody/visitation) matters.

National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc.  Find attorneys in your area who practice veterans law.

Paso Del Norte Civil Rights Project The Paso Del Norte Civil Rights Project Veteran Rights Program is an El Paso Division of the Texas Civil Rights Project. The Paso Del Norte Civil Rights Project (PCRP) Veteran Rights Program provides legal assistance to members of the El Paso/West Texas Area Veterans community who have experienced serious violations of civil rights or have been discriminated based on their Veteran status.

The People's Lawyer  Provides resources on a number of civil legal topics.

Stateside Legal  This website is designed to help military service members, veterans, and their families gain access to their benefits, find free legal help, and better understand their legal issues.

Texas Civil Rights Project – Odessa (TCRP – Odessa) The Texas Civil Rights Project – Odessa (TCRP – Odessa) operates the West Texas Justice for Veterans Campaign. We provide advocacy and legal assistance to veterans with disabilities who experience serious violations or civil rights or have been discriminated against. TCRP - Odessa also offers educational and “Know Your Rights” presentations with a focus on veterans’ issues. The Odessa office provides services in Midland, Odessa, and much of West Texas.  Online resource for free and low-cost civil legal assistance where you can learn about your rights, self-help resources, and legal aid.