Serving our troops

 

When legal issues arise at home, Servicemembers are often unable to find the help they need. The aid and advice of a trusted attorney located in or near their home community can be a lifeline of support. Educate yourself on the unique culture, challenges and protections of our men and women in uniform and provide them with the support they need, in the communities where they live.

Continuing Legal Education Courses are available

The Army OneSource Military Legal Assistance courses are designed to educate legal professionals concerning those aspects of military culture and federal laws affecting both active duty and Veterans that could alter the nature and content of the legal advice they are being asked to provide.

  • Family Law and Military (1 hr) Familiarizes the family law practitioner with relevant law for the representation of a Veteran, Servicemember or Servicemember's Spouse in a family law matter, including the four general laws that may apply and be of assistance.

  • Serving Those Who Have Served (35 min video) Explores the unique needs of reintegrating Servicemembers, including a candid panel discussion with active and former  military, and a summary of the issues from a former JAG and state Veterans administrator. A behavioral health practitioner provides valuable insight and offers tips on how to effective provide counsel.

  • Military Cultural Competence (1.25 hrs) Explains military culture including values, structure, policies and expectations to help providers better understand, communicate, and interact with Servicemembers and their families. Utilizes a blend of experiental exercises and self-study.

Kansas Legal Services is proud to host these FREE courses for Kansas attorneys.

To access the courses, contact Cindy at cindy@klsinc.org to request an invitation.

The Family Law and Military course qualifies for 1.5 hours of Kansas CLE credit.

Kansas Legal Services will follow up with you to see if you are interested in volunteering to help Kansas Servicemembers and their families with their legal needs.

 

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