Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans

On this episode of The Dog Tag, Matt Elledge talks with Terry Tottenham the founder of Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans (TLTV). Mr. Tottenham established this program with the State Bar of Texas to develop and assist pro bono legal clinics throughout the state for Veterans who otherwise cannot afford, or do not have access to, the legal services they need.

Matt and Terry discuss the mission of this unique program, how it’s funded, and what kind of legal services they provide to Military Members, Veterans and their family members in Texas. The attorneys who volunteer for TLTV provide legal advice and assistance on a wide range of issues including VA disability claims, family law, criminal matters, real estate and tax law, and much more.

(L-R) Terry Tottenham & Matt Elledge

Show Notes:

Introduction [:40]

The primary mission of Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans (TLTV). [3:07]

How and when the TLTV program started. [3:42]

How many Veterans have used the program. [4:39]

How the program is funded. [5:10]

How many attorneys have contributed their legal services pro bono. [6:26]

Services the TLTV program offers. [8:50]

What a Clinic-in-a-Box is for attorneys. [9:44]

How the TLTV helps the family members of Veterans. [10:47]

Other organizations the TLTV works with. [11:10]

How to assist Veterans with legal matters if you’re an attorney. [12:13]

Where to find the TLTV Legal Clinics Calendar. [12:36]

Members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Support Veterans with the TLTV on Veterans Day

Helpful Resources:

State Bar of Texas

American Bar Association

Texas Young Lawyers Association

American Legion


Texas Veterans Commission

List of Local Bar Associations in Texas

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