Annual Military Law Symposium 2018: Serving Those Who Serve

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

Live on Site: Friday, May 18 / Quantico
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 2.0; GAL Child: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol

Information

Why Attend?

  • Listen as Judge Azcarate discusses the Fairfax County Veterans Treatment Docket — the first in Virginia — that diverts veterans from the traditional legal system who struggle with substance abuse, mental illness, or trauma
  • Receive an overview of the Veterans Justice Outreach program, whose aim is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among veterans
  • Review the Virginia Standards to Govern the Performance of GALs for Children and Rule 1.1 (Competence) of the Virginia State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct as they apply to the unique circumstances of military families and military children in abuse and neglect cases investigated by a GAL
  • Discover the signs of lawyer burnout along with recommendations to fight this "disease"
  • Plus - Two hours of Ethics
GAL for Children Continuing Credit Hours: 1.0

GAL Information

 

An annual seminar designed by the Military Law Section of the Virginia State Bar to highlight unique issues attorneys should know to professionally represent and assist current or former service members and their families

Specially held on Marine Corps Base Quantico

The Commonwealth of Virginia is home to one of the largest percentages of active duty and former military service members in the United States. Regardless of what type of law you practice, you eventually will encounter service members and their families as your clients. In this annual seminar, cosponsored with the Military Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, learn about some unique issues you need to know to professionally represent and assist these current or former service members and their families.

The two hours of ethics will include discussion on:

  • Ethical considerations involved in transitioning from active government or military service to the civilian world; transitioning from the civilian world back to government or military service; transitioning from civilian practice to retirement; or just changing jobs
  • A government lawyer’s obligations under Rules 1.6 (Confidentiality) and 1.13 (Organization as Client) in response to sexual assault allegations
 
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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

8:00 Registration
8:30 The Culturally Competent Guardian Ad Litem and the Military Child
Alexis N. Stackhouse

This presentation will embrace and review the Virginia Standards to Govern the Performance of GALs for Children and Rule 1.1 (Competence) of the Virginia State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct as they apply to the unique circumstances of military families and military children in abuse and neglect cases investigated by a GAL. 
9:30 Lawyer Burnout
Oliver L. Norrell, III

The speaker will cover the definition and signs of lawyer burnout along with recommendations to fight this "disease." Factual situations of burnout will be provided and options to alleviate burnout discussed.
10:30 Break
10:45 Ethics in Transitions
Prescott L. Prince

The topic will cover the ethical considerations involved in transitioning from active government or military service to the civilian world; transitioning from the civilian world back to government or military service; transitioning from civilian practice to retirement; or just changing jobs.
11:45 Lunch Recess (on your own). There are several options for lunch within a short walking distance.
12:45 Announcements/Awards
12:50 An Overview of the Veterans Justice Outreach Program
Karen N. Carrington


The aim of the Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) program is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among veterans.  The speaker will explain the program and attorney involvement that ensures eligible, justice-involved veterans have timely access to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services, as clinically indicated.  The presentation will also cover direct outreach, assessment, and case management for justice-involved veterans in local courts and jails, and liaison with local justice system partners.

1:50 Lessons Learned (Thus Far) from Veterans Treatment Dockets
Hon. Penney S. Azcarate
           
Judge Azcarate will discuss the Fairfax County Veterans Treatment Docket — the first in Virginia — that diverts veterans from the traditional legal system who struggle with substance abuse, mental illness, or trauma.  The Veterans Treatment Docket is designed to address the mental, emotional, and substance-abuse issues often resulting from the combat stresses of military service. This presentation will discuss the various players involved in this specialty court and the background that led to using this holistic legal approach in dealing with veterans and the courts.  Lastly, this presentation will provide an update on the progress of the docket and lessons learned since its inception.
2:50 Break
3:00 Ethics:  A Government Lawyer’s Obligations Under Rules 1.6 (Confidentiality) and 1.13 (Organization as Client) in Response to Sexual Assault Allegations
K. Denise Rucker Krepp

This session will examine the question of whose interests a government lawyer is representing when notified of allegations of rape and sexual assault at a federal service academy, and what information a government lawyer may reveal when concerned about substantial injury to an organization and substantial bodily injury to an individual.
4:00 Adjourn

Faculty

FACULTY

Hon. Penney S. Azcarate, Fairfax Circuit Court / Fairfax
Karen N. Carrington, Veterans Justice Outreach / Washington, DC
K. Denise Rucker Krepp, Former U.S. Maritime Administration Chief Counsel / Washington, DC
COL Oliver L. Norrell III, USA, Ret. / Richmond
Prescott L. Prince, Virginia State Bar / Richmond
Alexis N. Stackhouse, The Litigation Practice of Alexandria, PLLC / Alexandria

MODERATOR

Alexis N. Stackhouse, The Litigation Practice of Alexandria, PLLC / Alexandria

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEES (Lunch not included)

$175 regular registration (printed materials included).
$125* preregistering VSB Military Law Section member (printed materials included).
$185 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Military Law Section dues are only $20, so if you currently are not a member, join the section and then save when you register for this seminar!


LIVE LOCATION AND DATE

QUANTICO / Friday, May 18
Horner Auditorium (Google Map / Map of Quantico - venue circled in brown)
General Alfred M. Gray Marine Corps Research Center
2040 Broadway Street
(703) 784-2248

Important Driving Information: Non-military may need to show a driver’s license for entry onto Quantico, and may also need to show registration and proof of insurance. Please note that morning traffic can be backed up coming into the gates off either Exit 148 or 150. Additionally, traffic may be slowed on base in the mornings due to unit physical fitness training. Be very careful with the speed limits on base — they are slow and strictly enforced. Please allot plenty of extra time that morning.

Free parking is available directly across from the Gray Research Center.  For a map of Marine Corps Base Quantico, with the Gray Research Center marked, please follow   http://www.vacle.org/images/QuanticoMap.jpg

The seminar location is also within walking distance of the Quantico Amtrak station.


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