Express News – Lawyers rally to give vets free help

Despite trailing other cities in forming a veterans court, San Antonio is at the forefront in providing free legal services to low-income veterans.

As officials prepare today to announce plans for a veterans court in Bexar County, the statewide Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans legal services program is already thriving in San Antonio, State Bar of Texas President Terry Tottenham said.

Last month, the state bar’s program was honored by the Texas Veterans Commission for providing pro bono representation, mostly on civil issues, with a mix of minor criminal offenses and outstanding warrants. It also has helped veterans with disability benefits claims.

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