Austin Bar Association
712 W. 16th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Advancing the administration of justice, enhancing the delivery of and access to quality legal services, and actively participating in the success of the Austin community at large.


Austin Bar Veterans Assistance Programs

The Austin Bar Association organizes a free legal advice clinic on the second Monday of each month. (Some dates vary.) No appointment or reservations are needed. Attorney volunteers are able to provide brief legal advice. This program is funded by a generous grant from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.

Monthly in-person legal advice clinics are postponed until it’s safe to resume in-person clinics. In the meantime, veterans are encouraged to participate in our Virtual Free Legal Advice Clinics for Veterans. They are scheduled for the same dates as the in-person clinics.

In addition, the Austin Bar may be able to provide additional legal assistance to veterans who qualify.  Every veteran who attends the Free Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans (whether in-person or virtual) must complete an intake application in order to verify qualification.

CLICK HERE to complete an online intake application and apply for our services.
Veterans can also complete an intake application via phone.  Call 512.472.0279 x110 to see if you qualify.

Legal advice is provided in the following areas: divorce, child support, custody, consumer, contracts, criminal, wills, estate planning, guardianship, probate, housing, landlord/tenant, and bankruptcy.

If you are an income ineligible veteran seeking assistance for legal matters unrelated to military issues (divorce, business start-up, drafting a will or an estate plan, criminal matters, etc.), call the Lawyer Referral Service to find out if you qualify for a 20% discount on legal work. To find a lawyer in the Austin area, call 512.472.8303, or 866.303.8303.

Texas Veterans Commission

Do you have a question about your benefits or discharge? Contact Benefits Counselor Julie Puzan at 512.389.1010 x59012 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.

Veterans Court

For criminal cases only. Contact Jolene Grajczyk (Travis County) at 512.854.3856.

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.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

This agency has a local veterans program where they provide advice and services to veterans who are on a certain income level.

Texas Legal Services Center

This is a state veterans program. For more information, call 512.374.2753.

Volunteer Legal Services / Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Legal advice is available by calling 512.374.2700.

Financial Aid Guide for Military Service Members

This guide from 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.

Substance Abuse Rehab for Veterans has compiled information to walk you through each step of the process – from learning about substance abuse treatment programs to accessing treatment. They also provide additional resources, hotlines, and funding programs to supplement or help make treatment possible.



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