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Jefferson County Bar Association - Veterans Legal Initiative

Get Help

If you are a veteran with a question about legal services, contact:

  • Melissa Kirchmer
  • Veterans Legal Initiative Coordinator
  • (409) 835-8647 or veteran@jcba.org

Also, click here for an application for legal services. 


The financial guidelines have been adjusted for veterans allowing income up to 200 percent above the poverty level.  All clinics and seminars are open to any Jefferson, Hardin, Orange, Liberty or Chambers County U.S. veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran free of charge.

Services Provided

The Veterans Legal Initiative provides basic legal services to Jefferson, Hardin, Orange, Liberty, and Chambers County U.S. veterans and the spouses of deceased veterans through

  • FREE legal advice clinics throughout the year.  
  • Bi-monthly topic-specific legal seminars at the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic.  
  • For veterans needing legal representation and who financially qualify, ProBono attorneys may be assigned.  


Contact Info

1001 Pearl St
Beaumont, TX 77701
United States
(409) 835-8647