Military Cultural Competency and Basic Advice Introduction
Continuing Legal Education
August 27, 2014 Wednesday 9:00am - 11:00am
This program will provide an hour overview of the areas of law that most often arise with veterans, including benefits that can provide an eligible veteran or an eligible surviving spouse of a veteran with income, as well as information about how to become certified to represent clients before the Veterans Administration.
This session is intended to provide background information to attorneys so that they will be able to determine if a veteran or surviving spouse might be eligible for VA benefits or answer questions about the nuances about veterans law. Additionally, the session will introduce the Military Cultural Competency Manual for attorneys and discuss commonly asked questions and misconceptions about veterans law.
The second hour will focus on family law and criminal issues that complicate securing employment or housing, like child support (arrearages), expungement and obtaining driver’s licenses. Further, this session is intended to give pro bono attorneys who participate in ask-a-lawyer or other similar public service some tools so that they can better serve veterans, service members, and their families.
NOTE: this seminar is free to attendees who take at least one case or volunteer for the VA site during the Ask A Lawyer program on October 14.
- Event Code
- IndyBar Education Center, 135 N. Pennsylvania, Suite 1500
- Credit Hours
- 2.00 (0.50 Ethics; 2.00 General)
- Ms. Polli Pollem; Indiana Legal Services - MAP; Ms. Robin L. Kelly, Mitchell Law Group; Mr. Mark K. Sullivan, Mark K. Sullivan & Associates PC
Registration for this event is now closed.