Legal Assistance for Military Personnel

About Us

About the Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel

The Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel has jurisdiction over matters relating to legal assistance for military personnel and their dependents. This includes all civil legal matters related to military service, whether directly or incidentally, and whether arising during periods of active-duty service or following transition to civilian status. It shall foster the continued growth of the military legal assistance programs and promote the delivery of legal services to military personnel and their dependents and to persons accompanying the armed forces outside the United States for their personal legal affairs (except those involving proceedings under the Uniform Code of Military Justice). It shall advocate for policies improving access to legal services and civil legal protections for military personnel and their dependents. It shall maintain close liaison with the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security with respect to the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the military services, bar associations, and appropriate committees of the Association to enhance the scope, quality and delivery of free or affordable legal services to eligible legal assistance clients.

Contact Us

Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654-7598

Staff

Mary C. Meixner
Chief Counsel

Members (2020-21)

Katherine Ellsworth Oler (Chair)
Washington, DC

Aaron E. Brown
Fort Hood, TX

Travis A. Cushman
Great Falls, MT

Dawn M. Du Verney
Tupelo, MS

Nicholas Hasenfus
Boston, MA

Paula McCarron
Woodbridge, VA

Michele Pearce
McLean, VA

Pamela D. Stevenson
Clarksville, IN

Aniela Szymanski
Washington, DC

Thomas A Urquhart
Holly Springs, NC

Special Advisor:

Robert Foster
Washington, DC