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Oregon State Bar Publications

Veterans, Military Servicemembers, and the Law, 2018 Edition

This 2018 offering is a resource developed in conjunction with the Military and Veterans Law Section. It highlights the vast military presence in Oregon, underscoring the need for legal resources to support our veterans and military. It also provides information about legal rights and benefits that may alter how you practice when your client or opponent is a veteran or military service-member.

2019 Recipient, Award for Professional Excellence, Association for Continuing Legal Education

Highlights include:

  • Who Is a Veteran?
  • Military Branches
  • Oregon’s Military Presence
  • Criminal Law for Veterans
  • Getting Military Records, and Witnesses: Privacy Act, FOIA, and Touhy Requests
  • The US Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • State Veterans’ Benefits and Resources
  • Employment and Re-Employment Rights
  • Helping Servicemembers on Active Duty and Veterans as Civil Litigants, Consumers, and Taxpayers
  • Family Law Issues
  • PTSD and TBI: Issues in Administrative and Criminal Forums
  • Veteran-Focused Service Organizations

Order your copy today by visiting our online bookstore. You may also contact our CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413 or 1-800-452-8260, ext. 413.
In November 2019, the executive committee of the section discussed the free distribution of its book, paid from member dues, to Oregon state veterans service offices. In May 2020, the executive committee approved the distribution. In June 2020, the section mailed each of the state’s 34 offices its own book.



Guidance Letters

  • Defense Dept. May 2014 letter to Oregon State Bar regarding military justice review
  • Oregon State Bar June 2014 letter in response to Defense Dept. letter regarding military justice review
  • Newspaper article concerning improper command influence in military justice reported in the August 14, 2017, Washington Times



Regional and national links


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