It’s time to fight for veterans’ legal aid

Providing free legal services to qualifying veterans is imperative. We should make a commitment to better the lives of the service men and women who voluntarily risked their lives for our freedom.

Op-Ed (Texas)

Nathan L. Hecht, Donald J. Guter
Austin American-Statesman
November 9, 2018

Tags: Funding: State & Local, Veterans

Organizations mentioned/involved: Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF), South Texas College of Law Houston Veterans Clinic


The Joe Jamail Endowment for Veteran Legal Services, created by Houston attorney Richard Mithoff, launched last year to provide a funding source for Texas veterans to have access to legal services. Since its inception, the endowment has raised more than $800,000. These funds will go a long way toward securing the free legal services our veterans truly need. If you would like to learn more or honor a service member or veteran in your life, please visit

The commitment to veterans must continue. We owe them more than gratitude and applause—we owe them our promise that what they have sacrificed for us will not be overlooked.