Training Lawyers to Serve Veterans and Military Personnel
With the recent move of the Military Legal Help Line to the BBA Lawyer Referral Service (LRS), the BBA will be offering a four-part CLE series to prepare attorneys to address the unique legal needs of veterans and military personnel. The trainings will cover the key areas of need—family law and domestic relations, bankruptcy and consumer finance, estate planning, employment law, landlord/tenant law, and veterans benefits.
Registration for any or all of these seminars is free for volunteers who serve on one of the military panels for the BBA Lawyer Referral Service.
Beyond the Billable reached out to Dan Nagin, the Director of Community Lawyering Clinics at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center at Harvard Law School, to learn more about what to expect at the trainings.
Here’s what he had to say:
“The BBA’s trainings will provide a comprehensive introduction to some of the most common legal issues service members and veterans encounter. The trainings are designed not only to cover the substantive topics most relevant to the military community, but also to give attorneys a practical tool kit for lawyering on behalf of service members and veterans in these key areas of law. The presenters are experts in their field who will focus on advocacy tips, common pitfalls, and practice resources. Attendees will leave armed with the basic knowledge and skills to represent service members and veterans effectively and to respond to their unique legal needs. Overall, our goal is simple, but important: to connect more trained lawyers to the service members and veterans who need access to justice.”
Click on the links below for more information and to RSVP:
September 26th: Family Law and Domestic Relations
October 17th: Bankruptcy and Consumer Finance
November 7th: Estate Planning, Employment Law, and Landlord/Tenant Law
November 21st: Veterans Benefits
Stay tuned for a closer look at each of the trainings in the upcoming months.