Educational Webcasts

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Can I get CLE credit for watching these webcasts? These posted recordings are not currently intended for CLE credit. However, 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.


 

Military Legal Assistance Issues: Special Needs Topics, Sexual Assault Victims, and Pro Se Programs (Recorded March 27, 2019)    

Military Families with Special Needs: Educational and School Related Issues (1 hour)
– Presented by Col (Ret.) Elizabeth L. Schuchs-Gopaul, San Antonio, TX

Special Needs Trusts and Guardianship (45 minutes)
– Presented by Kay M. Perry, JBSA-Lackland, TX

Military’s Special Victims' Counsel: Representing Sexual Assault Victims (45 minutes)
– Presented by Lt Col Thomas Finley, JBSA-Randolph, TX
– Presented by Maj Ashley Norman, JBSA-Lackland, TX

Military Pro Se Programs: Divorce, Name Change, and Probate (1 hour)
– Presented by Safiya Porter, JBSA-Lackland, TX
– Presented by Bradley Mitchell, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, TX
– Presented by James Bivens, Jr., Paralegal Specialist, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, TX

Moderator: Gregory Ulrich, Ulrich Law PLC, ABA LAMP Special Advisor


 

Military Legal Assistance Issues: Consumer Law, Financial Issues, and the SCRA
(Recorded March 27, 2019) 

Recent Legislative Changes to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (30 minutes)
– Presented by LTC David Dulaney, Department of Defense Office of Legal Policy, VA

Consumer Law Hot Topics from the Federal Trade Commission (30 minutes)
– Presented by Carole Reynolds, Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC

CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs Update and Consumer Law Issues in the Military (1.5 hours)
– Presented by Angela Martin, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington DC
– Presented by Patrick Campbell, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington DC

Moderator: Gregory Ulrich, Ulrich Law PLC, ABA LAMP Special Advisor

 


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

Effectively Representing the Veteran Client: Legal and Cultural Basics

Recording of the ABA free webinar from Monday, August 15, 2016
(90 minutes)

Providing effective representation to veterans, whether in civil or criminal matters, presents a unique set of concerns for attorneys, particularly those who have not served themselves. Most critical is an understanding of familiarity substantive and cultural fundamentals, particularly when representation involves navigating the complex web of benefits intended to help low-income and justice-involved veterans. This session provides an analytic framework to understand who is a "veteran" under the law, what rights and benefits attach to that status, key issue identification, and cultural practices for attorneys serving veterans in a system where good will has not always yielded good outcomes.