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The ABA is committed to serving the unique needs of military lawyers through various committees, prestigious awards, and educational conferences.

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What New Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Need to Know About the Rules

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) support veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) through the agencies’ respective VOSB and SDVOSB programs. These programs allow SDVOSBs1 to receive set-aside and solesource awards. The SBA and VA programs have continued to develop since being created. Unfortunately, both programs have not evolved in unison, resulting in a divergence of rules that creates compliance difficulties for SDVOSBs.

Military & Veterans

Federal group eyes changes to military service, ABA told

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." It’s been 58 years since President John F. Kennedy spoke his famous words, and the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service is looking for an answer to that question, said Avril Haines, a member of the commission. She spoke at an American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security luncheon on March 21.