Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sep 23/Ft. Riley - 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.
Title: Assisting Our Heroes: Creating the Kansas Military Legal Network
3 hours of Free CLE
September 23, 2011 1 – 4 p.m. (Registration begins 12:25)
On base at Ft. Riley, Kansas
(Access to Ft. Riley is available to anyone with a government issued photo ID.)
Space is limited for this event. You must register in advance by email
to Becky Wyre, Kansas Legal Services, or phone
785-270-5664. You will receive a reply email with a map to the training
location on base.

How can you help:Sign up for the American Bar Association Military Pro Bono project
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 NetworkThrough this training, which is offered in appreciation of your consideration of helping to meet this legal need, you can choose to be put 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: recruit attorneys to this network; provide information to help participating attorneys better serve referred clients; and create a community of support for attorneys working in this legal area.
Seminar Sponsored by:Kansas Bar Association
Thanks to the Kansas CLE Commission which waives fees on programs presented without charge to participants.


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