Assisting Our Heroes: Creating the Kansas Military Legal Network

 

Did you know:

 

More than 6,000 service members will return to Kansas from deployment in the next 12 months?

 

Thousands of Kansans face special legal issues due to the military status?

 

Kansas Lawyers have special education and skills that can assist active duty service members and those transitioning back to civilian life. 

 

FREE CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

3 hours of CLE 

Friday, September 23, 2011

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

On base at Ft. Riley, Kansas

 

 

 

How can you help?

 

Sign up for the American Bar Association

Military Pro Bono project

http://www.militaryprobono.org/about/item.668-Information_for_Attorneys_Interested_in_Pro_Bono_Cases 

 

Starting in October, you will receive a weekly email listing Kansas cases of active duty service members who are seeking pro bono services to resolve civilian legal issues involving low income enlisted personnel.  All referrals are made by JAG officers, who can provide advice, but not court representation, to service members.  The ABA compiles referrals and emails them to Kansas attorney volunteers.  You have complete choice in reviewing the list and volunteering for a case.

 

 

Become a part of the 

Kansas Military Legal Network

 

Through this training, which is offered in appreciation of your consideration of helping to meet this legal need, you can choose to be included on the referral list in your geographic and legal areas.  This list is used by JAG staff and Community Support Coordinators to provide referrals to military service members and their families who are seeking legal help.  You decide whether you charge full fee or reduced fee or pro bono services to these referred clients.  

 

Periodic Continuing Legal Education events are planned to:

1.  recruit attorneys to this network,

 2.  provide information to help participating attorneys better serve referred clients,  and,

3.  create a community of support for attorneys working in this legal area.

 


Training Agenda

 

12:45 p.m.        Registration begins

 

1:00 p.m.         Welcome

Dean Thomas J. Romig, Washburn Law School

                                      

Military consequences of civilian court involvement

Amy Bipes and 1LT Joshua Dickinson 

Ft. Riley JAG office

 

2:00 p.m.         Service members Civil Relief Act

CPT J. Patrick Vincent and 1LT Bruce Nessler,

Ft. Riley JAG office

 

2:50 – 3:10      Break

 

3:10 – 4:00      Debt Collection remedies in Kansas for Service Members and their families

Marilyn Harp, Kansas Legal Services

 

 

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE

Contact Becky Wyre, Kansas Legal Services

email: wyreb@klsinc.org  or  phone: 785-270-5664

You will receive a reply via email with a map to the training location on base.

 

Space is limited for this event

 

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