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Educational Webcasts

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Update and Practice (2012)
Presented by: Col John S. Odom, Jr., USAF (Ret.)

(58 minutes)

Courtesy of the United States Air Force, this free educational webcast provides useful information about the following:

  • SCRA Theory v. Practice
  • SCRA Practice Trends
  • Default Judgments
  • Court-Appointed Attorneys
  • Stay Applications
  • Mortgage Foreclosures
  • Child Custody

Survivor Benefit Plan & Other Benefits

Presented by: Mark E. Sullivan, COL, USAR (Ret.) and Charles R. Raphun, LTC, USAR

(53 minutes)

Courtesy of the United States Air Force, this free educational webcast provides useful information about the following:

  • Survivor Benefits Plans (SBP) for Military Retiree's Spouse, Former Spouse, or Child
  • Military Medical Care for Former Spouse and Children after Divorce (at minute 24:15)

2011 SCRA Update - The War Continues but Congress and DoJ Wake Up

Presented by: Col John S. Odom, Jr., USAF (Ret.)

(58 minutes) Please excuse the static in the first minute of the presentation.

Courtesy of the United States Air Force, this free educational webcast provides useful information about the following:

  • 2010 Amendments to the SCRA
  • SCRA Practice Trends
  • Mortgage foreclosures
  • Default judgments
  • Lease termination penalties
  • Child custody matters

Can I get CLE credit for watching these free webcasts? A handful of states allow self-study to be used to meet MCLE requirements. Certain programs, subjects, and formats may not receive credit in some states and there may be specific rules regarding who may earn credit or the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned with specific formats. Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules.




Purchase the following CLE program on the ABA Web Store:

Observing the Rights of Service Members in Lending and Foreclosure Matters, presented by David M. Bizar, Paul E. Kantwell, Angela Martin, and Amber R. Standridge. This audio CD-ROM includes the following:

  • The specifics of the SCRA as it pertains to creditors
  • How the mortgage foreclosure crisis has specifically impacted military families
  • Examples of cases where lenders have failed to observe SCRA rights of military members
  • The work being done by the Department of Justice to enforce the SCRA
  • How the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is working with military families and Lenders to resolve credit matters
  • Advice for lenders' counsel on best practices when handling issues involving service members

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