Annual Military Law Symposium 2022: Serving Those Who Serve

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Friday, May 20, 9:00 a.m. - 4:20 p.m. ET
  • Live Webcast
  • Live Telephone
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MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 1.0 Trial Practice/Litigation (Designations Information)
Registration Fees: Webcast: $179 regular registration
Webcast: $129 discounted registration for
VSB Military Law Section members
Telephone: $199 regular registration
Telephone: $149 discounted registration for
VSB Military Law Section members

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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

  • Stay up to date on the most important developments in military law in 2021 based on the National Defense Authorization Act and military, federal court decisions and correction boards decisions, and DOD and service directives, and recognize potential trends for the future
  • Examine the history, the law, and the risks for retirees being court-martialed and of ongoing litigation over Fleet Reserve retirees
  • Review recent changes to Article 120 (Rape and Sexual Assault) of the UCMJ, along with changes to Article 32 hearings and what they portend regarding Article 120 cases
  • Hear an introduction to veterans’ disability benefits, and learn requirements to represent veterans and how to incorporate veterans’ disability compensation into your practice
  • Discover how Rules of Engagement (ROE) and treaties affect what troops can do in an armed conflict

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 last year’s seminar attendees:

“Excellent, as usual. And, these Military Law CLEs are always the best of any CLEs I attend.”

“Extremely valuable to practitioners in military law related areas.”

“Simply first class; primo ... all the way around.”

 

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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 $90 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 20) (Eastern Time)

9:00 Announcements and Welcome
Richard J. Prevost
9:05 Latest Trends and Developments in Military Law
Wojciech Z. Kornacki

This session analyzes some of the most important developments in military law in 2021 based on the National Defense Authorization Act and military, federal court decisions and correction boards decisions, and DOD and service directives. This session is designed for military law practitioners who want to stay current with some of the most important developments and identify potential trends for the future. Topics include: (1) NDAA analysis, (2) federal court decisions affecting military personnel law in 2021, (3) military court decisions, (4) board decisions, (5) any significant DOD/service instructions or directives.
10:00 Break
10:10 Court-Martialing Retirees
Philip D. Cave

Regular component retirees, Fleet Reserve retirees, and sometimes retired reserves are subject to court-martial jurisdiction. This session will include a discussion about the history, the law, and the risks for retirees and of ongoing litigation over Fleet Reserve retirees.
11:10 Break
11:20 Recent Changes to Article 120 (Rape and Sexual Assault) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
LT Sean M. Alexander

This session will look at the recent changes to Article 120 of the UCMJ, along with changes to Article 32 hearings and what they portend regarding Article 120 cases.
12:20 Lunch Break
1:00 Announcements / Awards
Richard J. Prevost
1:10 An Introduction to Veterans’ Disability Benefits
Brandy Disbennett-Albrecht
        

This presentation will provide foundational knowledge regarding service-connected disability compensation benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. During the presentation, we will explore notable “in-service events” and discuss potential claims which may arise due to those events. In addition, the presentation will also cover basic concepts in veterans law, including reasonable doubt, VA’s duty to assist claimants, and the appeals system. Finally, we will conclude by discussing requirements to represent veterans and how to incorporate veterans disability compensation into your practice.
3:10 Break
3:20 The Law of Armed Conflict
David B. Ashe

A demystification of how Rules of Engagement (ROE) and treaties affect what troops can do in a conflict. This session will re-visit high-profile war crimes prosecutions and historic examples. Practitioners who handle military justice as civilian counsel would find these topics useful for specific cases or for overall understanding of operational law.
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

LT Sean M. Alexander, Naval Justice School / Newport, RI
David B. Ashe, Alperin Law PLLC / Virginia Beach
Philip D. Cave, Cave & Freeburg, LLP / Alexandria
Brandy Disbennett-Albrecht, Greene & Marusak, LLC / Roanoke
Wojciech Z. Kornacki, Pentagon Law Office / Washington, DC

MODERATOR

Richard J. Prevost, Chair, Virginia State Bar Military Law Section

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