Section News

2012 APR 8(g) Military Legal Assistance Training

"The WSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section hosts the 2012 APR 8(g) Military
Legal Assistance Training at Bangor Submarine Base (NavalStation Kitsap), WA which included military and civilian legal assistance attorneys from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Coast Guard Station Seattle, Naval Legal Services Office Northwest, and Washington Army and Air Nat'l Guard commands. Active-duty Judge Advocates attending this training receive a limited license to represent E-4 and below in Washington State courts.  Additionally, (Non-Dept. of Def) civilian attorney attendees had the opportunity to learn more about the military legal assistance program."
(Alex Straub, LAMP Vice-Chair)












Donation to Northwest Justice Project in Honor of Immediate-Past Section Chair Jonathan Bridge

At its annual meeting in September, the Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section donated $1,500 to the Northwest Justice Project for Lauren Peach, recipient of the Equal Justice AmeriCorps Veterans Fellowship. The donation was made in honor of Jonathan Bridge, immediate past-chair of the Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section.



Photo, left to right: Stephen H. Carpenter Jr., chair-elect of the LAMP section; Daniel C. Russ, chair of the LAMP Section; Lauren Peach, new attorney and grant recipient; Steve Frederickson, advocacy coordinator, Northwest Justice Project; Bruce MacDonald, VADM, JAGC, USN (Ret.) 




Photo, left to right: Daniel C. Russ, Lauren Peach, and Steve Frederickson

"Are We There Yet?" – A Roadmap for Appointed Counsel Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

by Mark E. Sullivan, Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan, P.A.

Written for attorneys appointed as counsel for a servicemember under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, SCRA, Mr. Sullivan's roadmap is a valuable and timely resource. His article addresses the requirements and protections of the SCRA, steps for complying with legal counsel obligations under the Act, what's needed to protect your client, and how to complete your job and be discharged by the court. "A Judge's Guide to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act" provides an overview of the Act and may be found at (see: Resources).

Note: "Are We There Yet?" is posted on the WSBA LAMP Section webpage with the permission of Mark E. Sullivan.