LAMP Events & CLE

2014 LAMP CLE Materials

October 24, 2014

Military and Veterans’ Legal Assistance Issues
8:00 a.m. to 4:15p.m. CDT

July 8, 2014

ABA Veterans' Claims Assistance Network (VCAN) CLE 
Preparation of VA Disability Compensation Claims CLE
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT

Session
Preparation of VA Disability Compensation Claims

Brenna Daly, Training Consultant, U.S. Veterans Benefits Administration, Washington, DC
Yelena Duerte, Staff Attorney, John Marshall Veterans Legal Support Center and Clinic, Chicago, IL
Jason Vail, Senior Attorney/Chief Counsel, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL

Presentation

June 18, 2014

ABA LAMP CLE
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL

Session
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

John S. Odom, Jr., Jones, Odom & Politz, LLP, Shreveport, LA
Akeela White, JPMorgan Chase, Chicago, IL 

Presentation

May 14, 2014

ABA LAMP CLE
Working with Military and Veterans 101
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL

Session
Working with Military and Veterans 101

Margaret Kuzma, Staff Attorney Skadden Fellow, Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Jason Vail, Senior Attorney/Chief Counsel, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL

Presentation

April 16, 2014

ABA LAMP CLE
Overview of Armed Forces
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL

Session 1
Overview of the Armed Forces

Grant T. Swinger, Bureau Chief, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Military and Veterans Rights Bureau, Chicago, IL
Thomas D. White, Jr., Clinical Director, Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL

Presentation

March 6, 2014

ABA LAMP CLE
Military Legal Assistance Issues
Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia

Session 1
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and Family Law

Dwain Alexander, Legal Assistance Attorney,Region Legal Service Office, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, VA
Mark Sullivan, Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan, P.A., Raleigh, NC

Presentation 1

Presentation 2

Additional Materials

Session 2
Military Custody and Visitation

Mark Sullivan, Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan, P.A., Raleigh, NC

Presentation

Additional Materials

Session 3
Military Pension Division

Mark Sullivan, Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan, P.A., Raleigh, NC

Presentation

Additional Materials

Session 4
Military Family Support

Mark Sullivan, Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan, P.A., Raleigh, NC

Presentation

Additional Materials

Session 5
Overview of the Current Legal Issues in Special Victim’s Counsel Programs

John Meixell, Chief, Army Legal Assistance Policy Division, Washington, DC
LTC Jay Morse,
Chief, Army Trial Counsel Assistance Program, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Washington, DC

Presentation

February 6, 2014

ABA LAMP CLE
Military Legal Assistance Issues
Hyatt Chicago
Chicago, IL

Session
Effectively Representing Wounded and Disabled Veterans in VA Benefits Matters

John Costello, Counsel, Locke Lord LLP, Chicago, IL
James Dyer, Training Specialist, U.S. Veterans Benefits Administration, Washington, D.C.
Jaime Martinez, General Counsel, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, Chicago, IL
Harry Sawyer, Field Supervisor, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, Chicago, IL
Anthony Vaughn, Metro Division Supervisor, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, Chicago, IL

Presentation

Additional Materials:

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