Since its inception, the Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic has provided free legal advice to hundreds of local veterans. At our monthly clinics, Baylor Law students assist local attorneys in providing legal assistance to military veterans at the Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop located at 2010 La Salle Avenue in Waco.
If you are a veteran with a civil legal issue or a Baylor Law student interested in getting involved, please contact the clinic at 254-710-4244 or Veterans_Clinic@baylor.edu
For more information on the Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic, please contact clinic director Josh Borderud.
|Under attorney supervision, third-year Baylor Law student Javier Cabanillas recently assisted a Gulf War veteran in obtaining and collecting a judgment for over three times his wrongfully-withheld security deposit.|
In 2012 Professor Bridget Fuselier created a pro bono legal clinic to serve a very deserving segment of our community: military veterans. The Veterans Clinic provides legal assistance to a veteran population of over 16,000 in McLennan County and many more in its surrounding counties, and instills in our law students a passion for pro bono work.
We assist veterans with many civil legal issues ranging from family law matters, including custody and child support, to consumer debt and bankruptcy issues, to real property matters involving foreclosures, to traffic tickets, and landlord-tenant disputes.
At our monthly clinics, both student and attorney volunteers participate to provide advice, counsel, and legal analysis for veterans. Those cases that require further representation are referred to volunteer attorneys on a pro bono basis. Additionally, some cases are handled internally by Baylor Law students under attorney supervision.
Funding & Services
The Veterans Clinic is made possible by a continuing grant from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. The Texas Bar Foundation also provided funds to help start the program during its first year. More recently, the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas also awarded grant money for technological needs.
Applicants for our services must qualify under the income guidelines provided by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, which is 200% of the federal poverty line and below. We provide legal advice and services to veterans and their spouses in McLennan County and its surrounding counties: Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hill, and Limestone.