Benefits / Financial Support
Veterans Disability Compensation
How to Start a Legal Clinic: Clinic in a Box
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans is a project of the State Bar of Texas. TLTV specializes in assisting attorneys who wish to volunteer their time helping low income veterans. Primarily, it offers information and tools for starting up volunteer legal clinics for veterans. TLTV hosts a “legal clinic in a box; ” this includes training materials, as well as an inventory of all the materials you'll need to run a successful clinic - from VA forms to hand sanitizer.
Clinic in a Box
Local bar associations can request a free “Clinic in a Box,” which contains everything an organization needs to host a veterans’ legal clinic — forms, folders, signs, office supplies, etc.
Clinic in a Box Contents [PDF]
To download the Clinic in a Box Printed Materials:
- Legal Clinic "How-to" [PDF]
- Sample Clinic Signage and Flyers [PDF]
- Volunteer and Applicant Sign-in Sheets [PDF]
- 2012 Federal Poverty Guidelines [PDF]
- Attorney Notes Page [PDF]
- Application for Legal Services (English) (Spanish) [Word]
- Applicant Agreement [Word]
- Intake Questionnaire [Word]:
- Estate Planning
- Identity Theft
To request a complete Clinic in a Box or to learn more about starting a clinic, email Lindsey Ratcliff at firstname.lastname@example.org, (800) 204-2222, ext. 1517.
TLTV’s website is a clearinghouse for Texas attorneys looking to volunteer their services for low income veterans. In addition to the clinic in a box, the website offers information on partnering with a local bar association to mobilize attorneys, educational materials including CLE webinars, and much more. While some resources are specific to Texas, the breadth of what TLVT offers will support advocates throughout the nation: