The new office location isn’t all the Texas A&M University School of Law Family Law and Benefits Clinic is celebrating in the new year.
The law clinic is now able to start the Veterans Project thanks to a grant from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. The Veterans Project enables the clinic to represent qualifying low-income veterans in family law cases, Social Security disability cases and veterans disability benefits.
The project came after Professor Charlotte Hughart, Director of the Family Law and Benefits Clinic, wanted to fill the need to serve veterans in Tarrant County.
“At this time when people are beginning to value our veterans for their service, it is especially important for us to contribute to resolving legal problems for veteran clients,” said Hughart.
The new clinic attorney is Lynn Rodriguez who is certified to represent veterans before the Department of Veterans Affairs and will supervise Aggie law students who will be working with the veteran clients.
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