Annual Military Law Symposium 2021: Serving Those Who Serve

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Friday, May 14, 9:00 a.m. - 4:20 p.m. ET
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  • Live Telephone
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MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee:

$179 regular registration
$149 discounted registration for
VSB Military Law Section members

Information

Why Attend?

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

  • Receive an overview of the Military Victims’ Legal Counsel / Special Victims’ Counsel programs
  • Understand how recent changes have impacted how military retirements are handled in divorce cases
  • Learn how to effectively represent clients in the security clearance realm
  • Discover how routine and often benign civilian authority involvement can still negatively impact or end a military career
  • Receive an hour of required Ethics, discussing the impact COVID-19 has had on the practice of law

While COVID-19 concerns are preventing this program from occurring at Quantico this year, the VSB Military Law Section has worked hard to offer you the same high-quality instructional content through a remotely delivered option still providing live-interactive credit.

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.

Comments from prior seminar attendees:

“Very well done.  The quality of content and speakers is always high, and the variety keeps things interesting.”

“Refreshing and informative.”

“Very enjoyable overall.  Very informative.”

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!

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (May 14) (Eastern Time)

9:00 Announcements and Welcome
Oliver L. Norrell, III
9:05 Military Retirement in Divorce: A Unique and Different Creature
Peter J. Jankell

A number of recent developments in both state and federal law affect the way military retirement can come into play in a divorce case. It is imperative for any practitioner who is going to give advice on family law matters that involve military retirement to understand these developments.         
10:00 Break
10:10 Collateral Consequences of Routine and Benign Civilian Authority Involvement
Brian A. Pristera

This session will cover how routine and often benign civilian authority involvement can negatively impact or end a military career. Dismissed or reduced charges, deferred judgements, frivolous civil complaints, and even an unwarranted arrest can carry a toll on servicemembers once known to the chain of command. It is critically important for civilian attorneys to understand that a great result in the civilian sector may still carry negative consequences for servicemember clients.         
11:10 Break
11:20 Overview of the Military Victims’ Legal Counsel / Special Victims’ Counsel Programs
Charlotte E. Cluverius

This session will provide an overview on the military VLC/SVC programs, which provide survivors of sexual offenses with legal support. The overview will include a discussion on how these programs operate, who is eligible for services, and the rights of victims of a sexual offense in the military justice system.        
12:20 Lunch Break
1:00 Announcements / Awards
Oliver L. Norrell, III
1:10 Representing Clients in the Security Clearance Process
John V. Berry

A comprehensive look at the security clearance process. Topics covered include:  legal authorities; the different types of security clearances; how security clearances are obtained; the investigative process; interim clearance/suspension decision; administrative due process; common security clearance problems; strategies for revoked clearances; and differences in clearance decisions between different federal agencies.            
3:10 Break
3:20 Ethics After COVID-19: What Has Changed and What Has Not
Prescott L. Prince

COVID-19 has impacted the way attorneys conduct business, and some of these impacts will continue well beyond the end of the pandemic. Your basic ethical obligations, however, remain the same—although there may be some new tweaks. This session will cover Rule 1.1 (Competence); Rule 1.3 (Diligence); Rule 1.4 (Communication); and Rule 1.16 (Declining or Termination Representation).        
4:20 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

John V. Berry, Berry & Berry, PLLC / Reston
Charlotte E. Cluverius, Navy Victims' Legal Counsel Program / Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, DC
Peter J. Jankell, Jankell & Ireland, PC / Chesapeake
Prescott L. Prince, Virginia State Bar / Richmond
Brian A. Pristera, Gary Myers, Daniel Conway & Associates / Williamsburg

MODERATOR

Oliver L. Norrell, III, Chair, Virginia State Bar Military Law Section

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