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Brady Granger

  • Hosted by Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
  • Sponsored by Texas Access to Justice Foundation
  • Service location Lubbock, Texas
  • Law school University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Brady designed and implemented a robust and comprehensive program of legal clinics, outreach, and community education sessions serving the community of veterans in West Texas.

The legal needs of low-income veterans are well-served in major metropolitan areas of Texas, but these needs are often under-resourced in the more rural areas of the western part of the state. While many West Texas veterans are gainfully employed and enjoy higher than average salaries, veterans from low-income backgrounds are among the most marginalized and invisible members of society. The legal needs of low-income veterans can be similar to those of other low-income individuals or specific to their status as veterans. Regardless, these veterans’ legal problems are often partially caused or compounded by other issues that disproportionately affect those who have served in the armed forces, among them post-traumatic stress disorder, physical disability, and homelessness.

Fellow Highlights

Through the course of his fellowship, Brady provided direct representation, advice, and brief services to over 110 veteran clients on a range of legal issues, including family law, landlord/tenant disputes, consumer issues, and estate planning. Brady also established a veterans-specific legal clinic in Lubbock and recruited local pro bono attorneys to help staff the clinic and represent veterans. Working with local veteran service providers and organizations, Brady formed and strengthened community partnerships and delivered presentations to increase outreach to veterans and the community at large.

Next Steps

Brady has accepted a Staff Attorney position in the Lubbock office of his fellowship host organization, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT). As a staff attorney, Brady will provide legal services to the broader low-income population and, through LANWT’s close relationship with the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, will be able to continue the mission of his fellowship by providing direct representation to low-income veterans and engaging with community partners to address the particular challenges facing the community of veterans in West Texas.

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