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Legal Issues for Veterans and Service Members
Date: 09/06/2016
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by: John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic and Veteran Lawyers Bar Association
Experience Level: Basic to intermediate
MCLE Credit: 1.5 IL MCLE Credits - MCLE credit for this program will expire on 09/05/2018.
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This seminar will provide an introduction to representing veterans, Reservists and National Guard members. Presentations will provide an overview on VA benefits and appealing improper denials of benefits, civil protections available under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, employment protections and rights under the Uniformed Servicemembers Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and diversion and treatment programs available to veterans charged with criminal offenses.

Edward M. Farmer, Senior Staff Attorney, The John Marshall Law School, Founder of the Military and Veteran Lawyers Bar Association, Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic

Brian Clauss, Executive Director, The John Marshall Law School, Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, Chair of the CBA Committee on Military Law and Veterans Affairs (Moderator)

Grant Swinger, Bureau Chief, Veterans Rights Bureau, Illinois Attorney General

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