Lawyer Referral Service
Lawyer Referral Service- If you are a veteran seeking assistance for legal matters and do not qualify for free legal services, call the Lawyer Referral Service at (210) 227-1853.
Other Local Resources
Texas Veterans Commission- Do you have a question about your benefits or discharge? Contact Benefits Counselor Art Swezey at (210) 617-5175 for more information.
Texas Legal Services Hotline for Veterans- Low-income veterans and their families may be eligible to receive referrals to and/or legal advice from a licensed attorney. (800) 622-2520, Option 2
Veterans Treatment Court- For criminal cases only: (210) 335-2156
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid- Local veterans program providing advice and services to veterans with limited income. For more information, call (210) 212-3700.
Texas Legal Services Center- This is a state veterans program. For more information, call (512) 477-6000.
Financial Aid Guide for Military Service Members- This guide from AffordableColleges.com provides information on financial aid opportunities for veterans, active duty military students and their families. The guide covers three of the most critical issues for students:
A handpicked list of 70+ scholarships for veterans and active duty service members
How to fill out FAFSA as a veteran and maximize your federal financial aid package
A breakdown of the most common benefits available to veterans
To access the guide, click here.
PTSD and Legal System Guide- This guide provides information to help manage post-traumatic stress disorder, identifies possible triggers within the legal process, offers coping strategies and has a resource list for treatment. The services are provided by The Texas Civil Rights Project’s Justice for Veterans Campaign with funding from the Texas Bar Foundation. To access the guide, click here.
Alcoholism in Veterans- The Alcohol Addiction Center provides a guide to understanding alcohol use disorder and resources for veterans struggling with alcohol abuse.