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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
- 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.
- Enforcement of rights under Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (ORS 30.136 – 138)
- (Federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act)
- Veteran’s status considered in mitigation of criminal punishment (ORS 137.090(2)) the Section sponsored this legislation.
- Active-duty servicemembers have a right to stay administrative hearings (ORS 183.413(2)(P)
- Preference given to veterans in public employment. (SB 184 (2021 Session)); the Section sponsored this legislation.
- 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
- Oregon Dept. of Veterans Affairs
- Oregon Veterans Legal Services
- Oregon Military Support Network
- Oregon State Bar Military Assistance Panel
- Portland International Airport USO
Regional and national links
- American Bar Assn Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Standing Committee
- Consumer Resources for Military & Families
- North Carolina State Bar – Legal Assistance for Military Personnel
- Washington State Bar – Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section
- Veterans History Project (Established by the Library of Congress, the VHP collects the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of war.)
- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment. ESGR is supported by a network of more than 3,600 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Volunteers, hailing from small business and industry, government, education, and prior military service bring a vast wealth of experience to assist in serving employers, Service members, and their families. Together with Headquarters ESGR staff and a small cadre of support staff for each State Committee, volunteers work to promote and enhance employer support for military service in the Guard and Reserve.
- VAntage Point, the official blog of the Veterans Affairs Department. A good resource for current affairs, resources, tips, and information for veterans and those who care for veterans.
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