Thursday, August 23, 2012

September 20/San Francisco: Civil Service, Military Retirements and Veterans’ Benefits

The Family Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco presents a meeting on Civil service, military retirements and veterans’ benefits. Bring all of your questions about this complicated and very specific area of the law to ask our experts.
This is a meeting. No MCLE will be provided.
Civil Service, Military Retirements and Veterans’ Benefits
September 20, 2012
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Kathryn Kirkland, Law Offices of Kathryn Kirkland
  • Julianne Howard

Friday, August 10, 2012

Helping US Military Veterans Through Innovative Legal Strategies: On-Demand Video

Ben Gales, staff attorney leading the New Directions Veterans Court Program at Public Counsel Law Center, provides an introductory overview of veterans law and discuss innovative legal strategies for assisting military veterans.
**This webinar DOES NOT provide any self-study MCLE credit**
Helping US Military Veterans Through Innovative Legal Strategies
Legal Aid Association of California
This webinar is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice and is for the purposes of training only. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. Further we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship with any listener.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Apply now For Veterans Pro Bono Consortium Training in October

2012 training for the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program is open for applications now! This all-day training will be held in Washington DC on October 19, 2012, and can lead not only to a large about of free CLE, but a career-changing opportunity to "do well by doing good".


2012 Training Seminar


October 19, 2012

9:00AM to 5:00PM

DC Bar

Washington, DC

In order to attend the training, you must complete the application form, which is available here.

In the past, similar trainings have filled up well in advance of the program, so if you wish to participate you should register as soon as you are sure you will attend.


  • DC Bar Pro Bono Program
  • Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

In order to attend the training, you must complete the application form, which is available here. You would be wise to register early, to avoid disappointment when the program fills up.

The Program provides training free of charge to attorneys who agree to represent a veteran/VA claimant or family member before the Veterans Court. As well as receiving the day-long training, attorneys who participate are assigned a case that has been screened for merit and provided a screening memo outlining the issues in the case. Volunteers are also assigned a mentor (a practicing veterans’ law lawyer or practitioner) to give advice and share sample pleadings. Attorneys also receive the Veterans Benefits Manual (VBM) and other resource materials.

  • Malpractice insurance is provided.
  • CLE credits are available.
Learn more at:

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sept 5/Seattle: Navigating Family Law Issues for Military Parties (#lawyer education)

Laura Carlsen, an Associate at McKinley Irvin, will cover the unique combination of state and federal law that applies when one or more parties to a family law matter is in the military; she will highlight the basics that every family law practitioner needs to consider, and more advanced considerations and strategies regarding military parental rights, military parenting plans, and military retirement accounts.
Navigating Family Law Issues for Military Parties 
Family Law Speaker Series CLEs  
September 5, 2012  
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
425 Pike Street, Suite 500
Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat for an event in advance by sending an email to (please include your name, state bar number, and email address) or by calling 206.625.9600.
Approved for 1.0 Live CLE Credit
Laura Carlsen
McKinley Irvin