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MSBA CLE Dec 9th

posted Nov 10, 2011, 10:10 AM by Hamline Law Veterans Association
SPONSORING SECTION(S): Administrative Law and Criminal Sections and Military Law Committee

TITLE OF CLE: Military Veterans and Service Members in the Minnesota Criminal Justice System

DESCRIPTION: Are you representing a veteran or service member in the Minnesota criminal justice system?  If you are what are the unique challenges they face?  What tools are available for you in helping your client?

Attorney John Baker, who is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and is Chair of the MSBA Military Law Committee, and attorney Sharon Clark-Williams will be discussing what those unique challenges are and will give you the tools to help your client.   This 2 hour seminar will help you understand what combat stress issues are including: post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.  It will also help you properly identify your client as a veteran and understand military documents and lingo.  There will also be a discussion about the impact of collateral consequences of certain criminal charges on active duty and reserve service members.  Judge Charles Porter, retired Navy Captain and the presiding judge for the first Veterans Court in Minnesota, will share a review of the Veterans Court one year after its creation.

This program is particularly timely with the draw down of troops expected in Iraq at the end of 2011.

DATE: December 9, 2011

LOCATION: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP

50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500

Minneapolis, MN 55402

START TIME: 11:30 a.m.

END TIME:  2:00 p.m. 

LINK TO CLE NOTICE: http://www.mnbar.org/sections/criminal-law/12-09-11.html