ADVISING YOUR ACTIVE MILITARY AND VETERAN CLIENTS
In-Person Live Seminar
ITEM #:  1035212101   |   EVENT CODE:  339497    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
MEMBER PRICE
$195.00
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

Monday, February 1, 2021

8:55 AM - 4:25 PM   |   Check-In:  8:25 AM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

Advising Your Active Military and Veteran Clients

Learn how to help your active military and veteran clients with their toughest legal issues, including:

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Disability Law
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation Involving Military Personnel 
  • Healing and Understanding the Warrior
  • Domestic Military Operations
  • And more!

8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION


9:00 – 9:55 a.m.
Handling Military Family Law Cases – Navigating the Booby Traps and Minefields without the Flak Jacket
In addition to the active members of the Armed Forces, Minnesota’s Guard and Reserve are facing increased mobilizations and multiple deployments. In today’s military operating environment, it is more likely than ever that an unwary practitioner will find themselves dealing with a service member. Critical to advocating effectively for your client requires the practitioner to understand pension division, military pay, child support, and other various benefits available to service members and their families. This presentation will provide practitioners with a once over on dealing with common family law issues when a military member is involved and where to turn for help. 
– Major General Johanna P. Clyborne *


9:55 – 10:05 a.m.
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10:05 – 11:00 a.m.
Overview of Criminal Law Involving Servicemembers and Military Veterans – A Different Zone of Action
This session will cover how your military or veteran client may be impacted if they are charged with a crime in state, federal, or military court. Learn practice pointers along with where to find and discover resources for defending servicemembers and veterans in criminal court. Also, hear about the background, purpose, and updates regarding Veterans Treatment Courts and Restorative Justice Project legislation.
– Michael Millios


11:00 – 11:10 a.m.
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11:10 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
The Who, What, and How of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act – Litigation Involving Military Personnel
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides a variety of significant civil and financial protections for our military men and women. This session will discuss who is covered under the Act; when the protections begin and end; most often used financial provisions of the SCRA such as the interest rate caps; protections against foreclosure or repossession of servicemember property; protections against default judgments; stay of proceedings when the servicemember is on active duty; private cause of action, and remedies available to servicemembers.
– Vildan A. Teske


12:05 – 12:35 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


12:35 – 1:30 p.m.
Introduction to Veterans Disability Law - How to Help the Wounded Warrior
Learn about the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefit programs. Discussion will explain the claims process from filing claims for a disabled veteran to understanding the VA appeals process for veterans whose claims have been denied. Learn about how disabilities are rated by the VA including total disability and unemployability. This session will cover the federal requirements for representing a veteran on a VA disability claim and will provide you with the background and understanding to help you advise your military veteran clients.
– Dennis Peterson


1:30 – 1:40 p.m.
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1:40 – 2:40 p.m.
Elimination of Bias: Understanding and Working with Your Warrior Client
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
This session will address the emotional trauma of war on the warrior which will help you better understand and assist your veteran clients. It will delve into the unique challenges of representing veteran clients, the stigma they often attach to their invisible injuries, the biases they face in the legal system, and how to address them. This session will also address the secondary trauma attorneys face in working with veterans and other clients who have experienced trauma, and how to avoid burnout.
– Brockton D. Hunter


2:40 – 2:50 p.m.
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2:50 – 3:45 p.m.
The Intersection of Employment Law and Military Service – Understanding and Navigating State and Federal Military Employment Laws
This session will provide an overview of Minnesota and federal employment laws pertaining to military servicemembers, veterans, and their families. Discussion will focus on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), the military leave provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and comparable state statutes. It will include strategies and practical tips on compliance with these laws while managing your Military Leave of Absence policies.
– Mathew M. Meyer


3:45 – 3:55 p.m.
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3:55 – 4:25 p.m.
The History, Authority, and Laws on Military Operations on US Domestic Soil – What Does a Local Military Operation Look Like?
In this session you will get an overview of the historical use of military personnel in domestic operations in addition to the current legal justifications and parameters available to federal and state authorities. Learn what the military can and cannot do, the range of actions, the use of force, and everything in between when activated for domestic response.
– Lt. Col. David C. Blomgren *


* Military title used for purposes of identification only. The views expressed are the personal views of the speaker and are not necessarily the views of the Minnesota National Guard, the Department of Defense, or the United States government.

LIVE WEBCAST
Monday, February 1, 2021
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REPLAYS

There are no replays.

$195 MSBA members / $195 paralegals / $245 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 elimination of bias credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

MEMBER PRICE
$195.00
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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