ABA Membership and Educational Materials
FREE membership is offered to JAG officers admitted to the bar for five years or less, or on active duty in a combat zone.
You may be eligible for the ABA’s lower annual dues rates:
|0-4 Years Since Original Bar Admission
|5-9 Years Since Original Bar Admission
|Non-Profit/Public Interest Lawyers
|Small Firm Lawyers (working in firms with 2 to 5 lawyers)
|Retirees or Inactive Lawyers
Military personnel are involved in the same domestic situations as civilians--divorce, separation, custody, support, and property division. Yet when a military client is involved, special issues arise that makes a divorce case more difficult. Covering all facets of representing servicemembers and their spouses in divorce, this comprehensive resource clearly explains issues such as the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and provides expert guidance on handling a military divorce. Written by Mark Eugene Sullivan, The Military Divorce Handbook, 3rd Edition, continues to be a pertinent resource and a helpful legal guide for attorneys handling family law cases in the military context. The hands-on knowledge contained in this accessible handbook is essential for family lawyers so they can provide professional representation for their client, whether servicemember or spouse. This book is sponsored by the Family Law Section and is available on the ABA Web Store.
The Military Discharge Upgrade Legal Practice Manual, written by Elizabeth R Gwin, Margaret Kuzma, Dana Montalto, and Daniel L Nagin, is now available for purchase on the ABA Website. This Manual provides a comprehensive guide to representing veterans with less-than-honorable or otherwise stigmatizing discharges before military review boards. It serves as a desktop reference for anyone interested in advocating for veterans, restoring honor to those who have served, and opening doors to life-altering support.
The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Military Families, is the complete resource for servicemembers, veterans, and their families. This guide will help all servicemembers clarify their legal issues, understand the options, and locate assistance. Topics are presented in an easy-to-read format and every chapter includes a resources section with phone numbers, websites, and contacts to help servicemembers find answers and move forward. You can purchase the book on the ABA website.
ABA Military and Veterans Legal Center Listserv
The ABA Military and Veterans Legal Center listserv is for legal professionals who are involved with or want to learn more about military and veteran legal services. The goal of this listserv is to bring together ABA entities, outside organizations, and attorneys who focus on legal services for military personnel and veterans to provide updates, share information, discuss, network, and collaborate.