San Antonio Bar Association Veterans Assistance Programs
The Community Justice Program, the pro bono project of the San Antonio Bar Association, organizes free legal advice programs for veterans and their dependents.
Legal advice is available for most civil law matters, including assistance in the following areas: divorce, child support, custody, consumer, contracts, wills, estate planning, guardianship, probate, housing, landlord/tenant, and bankruptcy.
Free Legal Advice Clinics
Veterans Legal Advice Clinic - VA Hospital
Monthly clinics are held on the second Friday of each monthat the Audie Murphy VA Hospital from 1pm - 4pm. No appointment or reservations are needed. Attorney volunteers are able to provide brief legal advice to qualifying participants. This program is funded by a generous grant from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.
CLICK HERE for information on the monthly clinics held in the recreation room at the Audie Murphy VA Hospital located at 7400 Merton Minter, San Antonio, TX 78229.
Legal Hours at VOTC
Weekly legal hours at the Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Transition Center (VOTC), located at 202 Connelly Street, San Antonio, TX 78203, are held every Wednesday from 9am – 12pm, subject to appointment availability.
To make an appointment, call 210.227.8826. CLICK HERE for more information about the other veteran service providers operating out of the VOTC.
Other Legal Assistance
In addition, qualifying veterans and their dependents may be eligible for additional legal assistance, to include full representation. To qualify every veteran must complete an intake application. The application can be completed at one of our Veterans Legal Advice Clinics or veterans who are unable to attend the clinic may call 210.227.8826 to see if you qualify.
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 can be reached at 210.227.1853.
Other Local Resources
Do you have a question about your benefits or discharge? Contact Benefits Counselor Art Swezey at 210.617.5175 for more information.
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
For criminal cases only.
This agency has a local veterans program where they provide advice and services to veterans with limited income. For more information, call 210.212.3700.
This is a state veterans program. For more information, call 512.477.6000.
This guide from AffordableColleges.com provides information on financial aid opportunities for veterans and 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; and
- A breakdown of the most common benefits available to veterans.
To access the guide, CLICK HERE.
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.
The Alcohol Addiction Center provides a guide to understanding alcohol use disorder and resources for veterans struggling with alcohol abuse.