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Spring CLE April 28th

posted Mar 28, 2011, 8:48 PM by Hamline Law Veterans Association   [ updated Apr 29, 2011, 1:58 PM ]

Hamline Law Veterans CLE: From the Battlefield to Business: Helping Veterans Navigate Business Formation and Management. 

After WWII, returning veterans spurred the greatest period of economic growth in American history by starting up thousands of small businesses. Today, many incentives and protections exist to help this current generation of veterans to navigate the world of small business. The Hamline Law Veterans' Association invites lawyers, veterans, service members, and businesspeople to come and learn about the benefits of veteran owned businesses.

Session 1: Veterans and Business Formation
Session 2: Small Business Advice
Session 3: Obtaining Government Contracts

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie will give opening remarks, and speakers will include Jack Roberts of The Law Firm of Roberts & Stotzheim PPLC, John Baker of Baker Williams LLP, Rubert Stobel of SCORE MN, and Sherri Komrosky of PTAC.

The event is being held on Thursday April 28th, 3-6pm, at the Hamline University School of Law, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, with signs to direct guests to the Moot Court Room in the building.

2 Standard CLE Credits will be applied for. 
Cost: $25.00; free for students and guests not seeking CLE credit. 

-Reception to follow 
-All proceeds for this event will go towards funding the endowed scholarship for the Hamline Law School Veteran's Association. 

To register, contact Deb Lange at 651-523-2122 or dlange@hamline.edu

HLVA Meet and Greet - Canceled

posted Feb 22, 2011, 9:00 AM by Hamline Law Veterans Association   [ updated Apr 29, 2011, 1:57 PM ]

This event has been canceled due to concerns of road conditions. Rescheduled event to be determined.


Please join HLVA for a casual meet and greet at Gabe's on Wed March 23rd from 5:30-7pm.

This meet and greet is open to any law students and attorneys in the Twin Cities. It is an opportunity to socialize with other current or former service members as well as members of the legal community interested in service members and veterans interests. No-host.

See you there!

Questions can be directed to vets@hamlinesba.com

 

Gabe's is off Energy Park Drive near the intersection of Lexington Ave.

 

HVA Happy Hour!

posted Jan 20, 2011, 5:44 AM by Hamline Law Veterans Association   [ updated Apr 29, 2011, 1:57 PM ]

Come and join students and attorneys for a drink or appetizer at Kieran's Irish Pub in Minneapolis on Tues Jan 25th 5-6:30pm. This event is no-host and open house style, so come when you can! Let the staff know you're with the Hamilne Veteran's Association and they'll point you to our group. Specials listed below. Questions or comments: vets@hamlinesba.com.
 
Happy Hour is everyday at Kieran's Irish Pub

11am-6pm 7 days a week!
$4.00 Draft Beer
$4.00 House Wine
$4.00 Rail drinks
If you know you'll be attending, it would be very helpful to HVA for you to RSVP through our Google Calendar event. www.hamlinesba.com, find the event on 1/25 and add yourself as guest with an RSVP of "yes". Not necessary, but helps me give a heads up to Kieran's staff! Thanks!

Judge Rules "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Unconstitutional

posted Sep 29, 2010, 11:42 AM by Hamline Law Veterans Association   [ updated Oct 26, 2010, 8:58 AM ]

Tuesday, October 12, 6:30-8:00pm, room 103 at Hamline Law School. 

Presented by Melissa Embser-Herbert, Ph.D., J.D. Author of "The US Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy: A Reference Handbook" (Praeger, 2007) 

Co-sponsored by Hamline Stonewall Alliance and Hamline Veterans Association. 

In October of 2004, the Log Cabin Republicans filed suit challenging the constitutionality of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, ‘ the law that prohibits the service of openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members. 

On September 9, 2010, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled that ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ violates the First Amendment free speech and Fifth Amendment due process rights rights of gays and lesbians. 

Our speaker, Professor Embser-Herbert, was one of seven expert witnesses called by the Log Cabin Republicans. Hear what she has to say about this landmark case. 

Pizza and soda provided compliments of the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association.

Veterans Appreciation Night

posted Sep 29, 2010, 11:30 AM by Hamline Law Veterans Association   [ updated Apr 29, 2011, 1:47 PM ]

Thursday, October 28, 6:00-9:00pm, Veterans Administration Center Auditorium.

We are holding our third annual Veterans Appreciation Night on October 28th from 6 until 9 pm. 

The Hamline Veterans Association of the Hamline University School of Law will be hosting its Veterans Appreciation night this October in the Minneapolis VA Center auditorium. 

There will be complimentary appetizers served, a cocktail and mingling reception, a silent auction with proceeds going to the HVA Scholarship Fund, and a keynote speaker.

Please come join us to learn about veterans issues. Whether you’re a veteran yourself, or an advocate for veterans and service members, you’ll learn valuable information on what our veterans face today!

Feel free to use the below (attached) flyer to advertise the event around your dorm, apartment complex, and workplace!

Jan 2010: Today's Top Issues in Military Law (CLE)

posted Sep 14, 2010, 6:25 AM by Hamline Law Veterans Association   [ updated Sep 14, 2010, 6:27 AM ]


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Alumni are invited to join us on January 23 for a special CLE. The program will begin at 1 p.m. when Lyndsey Kimber, a 2003 graduate of Hamline University School of Law and a Captain in the Minnesota National Guard, will present on the legal issues of deployed National Guard and Reserve members via webcast from her JAG office in Balad, Iraq. The program will be held in the Annette K. Levine Moot Court Room at the law school.

Following Captain Kimber's presentation, an all-Hamline law alumni panel comprised of John D. Baker, Adam C. Wadd and Sharon Clark-Williams of Baker, Wadd & Williams LLP will discuss the myriad issues thaveterans face here in Minnesota, including military family law issues, veterans' disability benefits claims and the new sentence-mitigation bill for veterans facing criminal prosecution who suffer from combat related mental health disorders. 

Baker, Wadd & Williams LLP has the stated goal of offering legal services to veterans, service-members, wounded warriors and their families at every stage of their lives, with a commitment to keep "Fighting for Those Who Fought for Us."


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It was standing room only on January 23 when Lyndsey Kimber, a 2003 graduate of Hamline University School of Law and a Captain in the Minnesota National Guard, discussed the legal issues of deployed National Guard and Reserve members. Her presentation was beamed to the Annette K. Levine Moot Courtroom via webcast from her JAG office in Balad, Iraq. She discussed how the military is working with service people and their families as they prepare for deployment, cope with long separations and come back together as families and communities post-deployment.

"The Yellow Ribbon program, which brings military, service members, families and communities together, has improved things by leaps and bounds," she said. "There are new laws protecting service members in most of the states now."

After Captain Kimber's presentation, an all-Hamline law alumni panel comprised of John D. Baker (right), Adam C. Wadd and Sharon Clark-Williams of Baker, Wadd & Williams LLP discussed the myriad issues that veterans face in Minnesota, including military family law issues, veterans' disability benefits claims and the new sentence-mitigation bill for veterans facing criminal prosecution who suffer from combat related mental health disorders. The panelists were physically present in the Moot Courtroom for this portion of the program.

Baker, Wadd & Williams LLP has the stated goal to offer legal services to veterans, service-members, wounded warriors and their families at every stage of their lives, with a commitment to keep "Fighting for Those Who Fought for Us."

2nd Annual Veterans Awareness Night

posted Sep 13, 2010, 1:21 PM by Hamline Law Veterans Association   [ updated Sep 13, 2010, 1:23 PM ]

NOVEMBER 3, 2009 

5:30 – 8:30 PM 

HAMLINE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 

Kay Frederick Banquet Room in the Klas Center 

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Admission is FREE! 

Please join us for a free dinner and special presentations honoring 

our veterans.  The night's themes will focus on the challenges faced 

by returning veterans, as well as the services available to help 

veterans adjust to life back in the United States.  Learn about 

service providers in the area, and find out what you can do to help 

this community's brave service members! 

 

Dinner is sponsored by Kaplan PMBR.  Law students, don't 

forget to visit all the service provider tables for a chance to win an 

IPOD, bar review packages, study aids, and other prize from PMBR!



CLE Nov 09: The Hard Road Home: Challenges Faced by Returning Veterans & How MN Lawyers Can Help

posted Sep 13, 2010, 1:18 PM by Hamline Law Veterans Association   [ updated Sep 14, 2010, 6:24 AM ]

After eight years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq our military is under enormous strain. The men and 

women who have served their country have witnessed events that many of us cannot even fathom. They 

now face a different, but no less difficult, struggle in their own country. A recent RAND Corporation study 

found that of the 1.7 million Americans who have served in the current conflicts, over 600,000 are 

suffering from PTSD or other psychological injury.  Predictably, those troubled veterans are now starting 

to surface in the criminal courts. In addition, a 2006 survey conducted by Wilder Research Center states 

that on any given night, there are an estimated 624 homeless veterans in Minnesota.  

 

This session will cover the history of PTSD, its ties to criminal behavior, and how Minnesota's new 

law is intended to help. It also seeks to spread awareness about the issue of homelessness in veterans, 

educate and train attendees to help veterans overcome or avoid homelessness, and to encourage the 

development of a "national standard for respectfully meeting housing and supportive service needs of 

veterans while maintaining the worth and dignity of all those involved."


Minnesota Sentencing 

Mitigation legislation—the 

defense perspective 

New Minnesota Legislation 

regarding combat trauma in 

Criminal Court/Legal issues 

of Combat veterans 

A combat veterans 

experience with the legal 

system 

Veteran Homelessness  

Understanding  PTSD 


NOVEMBER 3, 2009 

1:00 PM 4:30 PM 

 

Hamline University School of 

Law, Klas Center 

 

1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, 

Minnesota, 55104 

 

RSVP: Vets@hamlinesba.com 

Hamline Community Joins Effort to Provide Legal Assistance to Veterans

posted Sep 13, 2010, 1:13 PM by Hamline Law Veterans Association   [ updated Sep 14, 2010, 6:24 AM ]


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Professor Mary Jane Morrison is among a large group of local lawyers who have committed to provide pro bono legal assistance to members of the military, many of whom struggle to regain a place in society after returning from deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan and other war-torn countries. The pro bono effort is organized by the Minnesota State Bar Association Military Affairs Committee and Minnesota CLE. Hamline alumna and Judge Advocate, Captain Lyndsey Kimber ‘03, 34th Infantry Division Legal Advisor with the Minnesota Army/National Guard, helped to organize and teach a seminar on military legal assistance as part of the effort. (Kimber also was instrumental in establishing the Hamline JAG Practicum.) 



It was standing room only on August 2 at Dorsey & Whitney for the half-day seminar, which provided information about the Service Members Civil Relief Act and the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Act. Hamline alumna Caroline Palmer '99, with the Minnesota State Bar Association, was one of four attorneys at the event providing additional resources to participants.

Hamline Law student Steve Schemenauer participated in the program by describing his deployment experience in Afghanistan. 

Schemenauer recently founded the Hamline Veterans Association student organization, which is seeking contributions for a scholarship fund to benefit Hamline law students who are actively serving in the military or are veterans. Contributions can be made through Hamline's Development Office online or by contacting Bill Martin at 651-523-2472 or wmartin04@hamline.edu.

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