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Wright Issues a Statement of Congratulations to The Family & Veterans Advocacy Clinic of Texas at Texas A&M Law School

July 21, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06) issued the following statement:

“I want to congratulate and applaud The Family & Veterans Advocacy Clinic of Texas at Texas A&M Law School for expanding their legal clinic to serve veterans and former Guard members separated from military duty who reside in Ellis, Navarro and Wise counties.

A special “thank you” goes to Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) and Funds for Veterans Assistance (FVA) for providing the funds to allow this crucial legal work and assistance to low-income/no-income veterans to manifest in Ellis and Navarro counties.  Assisting our veterans in the areas of civil law, such as family, children’s issues, simple wills, landlord/tenant, and other civil issues that affect the lives of our veterans, opens the doors to justice and advocacy our veterans thought they could not afford or ever receive.

As a member of the Education and Labor Committee, I have been a strong advocate of students learning and gaining experience outside of the classroom. This program gives law students the unique opportunity to experience the entire litigation process from start to finish.

I want to thank Celestina Flores, Lynn Rodriguez, and Karon Rowden, who have put so much time and effort into making this program a success. I look forward to seeing the positive effect the Family & Veterans Advocacy Clinic of Texas A&M University School of Law has on the 6th District.”

Background:

The Family & Veterans Advocacy Clinic provides legal assistance to low income individuals in the areas of family law and veterans issues. ​Students handle cases related to divorces, protective orders, child custody, termination of parental rights, adoptions, and an array of legal issues related to veterans. Students handle the cases from the initial interviews through the final hearings or trials under the supervision of a licensed attorney. ​

For more information visit tvc.texas.gov.

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