Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dec 2/Paris, TX - Remembering Our Veterans CLE for XAttorneys Serving Veterans

Lone Star Legal Aid announces:

Lone Star Legal Aid Hosts “Remembering Our Veterans,” A Free CLE Training on Dec 2 for Attorneys Serving Veterans
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.

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.   

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.”

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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