October 19, 2018

Military/Veterans Law

Letters & Testimony

The ABA frequently corresponds with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and other governmental bodies and testifies before Congress on matters of importance to the administration of justice and the legal profession.

115th Congress

5/22/18
Senate Armed Services Committee
Workshop Report on "The U.S. Military Commissions: Looking Forward"

5/22/18
House Armed Services Committee
Workshop Report on "The U.S. Military Commissions: Looking Forward"

114th Congress

5/5/16
Senate Armed Services Committee
ABA Letter on Proposed Uniform Code of Military Justice Reforms

5/5/16
House Armed Services Committee
ABA Letter on Proposed Uniform Code of Military Justice Reforms

113th Congress

11/21/14
U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps
ABA Letter to U.S. Navy JAG Corps Regarding the Victims Legal Counsel Program's Rules Related to Child Victim Clients

11/21/13
House Armed Services Subcommtitee on Military Personnel
ABA Letter Supporting the Restore Honor to Service Members Act

7/19/13
Senator Al Franken
ABA Letter Supporting the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act

112th Congress

5/22/12
Senate
Letter opposing child custody provision of HR 4310 (Armed Services Committee)

5/8/12
House
Letter opposing child custody provision of HR 4310 (Armed Services Committee)

111th Congress

7/20/09
Senate
Letter urging revisions to MCA in DoD Authorization

6/23/09
House
Letter requesting hearings on proposals to revise the Military Commissions Act

6/23/09
Senate
Letter requesting hearings on proposals to revise the Military Commissions Act

110th Congress

6/11/07
DOD
Letter commenting on proposed regulations to implement new law protecting military families from predatory lending practices (Federal Docket Management System Office, Department of Defense)

6/8/07
VA
Letter commenting on proposed regulations for lawyers who appear before the Board of Veterans Appeals (Office of Regulations Management, Department of Veterans Affairs)

2/8/07
DOD
Letter supporting provisions of the Talent-Nelson Amendment to P.L. 109-364 regarding predatory lending practices (Federal Docket Management System Office, Department of Defense)

109th Congress

12/8/06
Senate
Letter supporting language included in S. 3421 giving our nation’s veterans the right to retain a lawyer when seeking benefits to which they are entitled

9/25/06
House
Letter commenting on veterans choice in representation

9/22/06
Conferees
Letter commenting on predatory lending practices

9/19/06
House
Letter commenting on predatory lending practices

8/25/05
House
Letter supporting H.R. 97, to protect service members from abusive lending practices