Program designed to meet the Department of Veterans Affairs' requirements for lawyers seeking to maintain accreditation.
9:00 - 9:50 AM | Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
This presentation will provide an overview of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, or USERRA. In so doing, we will explore the basic protections and applicability of the law, as well as the requirements it sets for both employers and employees.
Speaker: Scotty L. Allen, Missouri Veterans Commission, Jefferson City
9:50 - 10:40 AM | Discharge Upgrades
The discharge upgrade presentation will explain the process by which veterans apply for an upgrade of their military discharge. Effectively representing a veteran applying for a discharge requires knowledge of the military discharge process, military records, and the rules and regulations that govern how applications are made and decided. The presentation will cover these topics and will address recent policy changes by the Department of Defense that impact how the boards decide discharge upgrade applications. Finally, the presentation will offer advocacy tips that will improve the chances of prevailing in a discharge upgrade case.
Key points include:
Speaker: Brent G. Filbert, Veterans Advocacy Project, Columbia
10:40 - 11:30 AM | Legal Protection for Military Service Members and Veterans
Serving our country in the military can pose unique issues for service members in meeting their civil legal obligations, and other aspects of their personal lives. This presentation will provide an overview of the protections available in state and federal law for military service members and veterans to assist them in balancing their personal obligations with their military service.
Speaker: Scotty L. Allen
Moderator: Scotty L. Allen
|Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) (4.2 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Discharge Upgrades (616.7 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|Legal Protection for Military Service Members and Veterans (10.2 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|MOLAP Information (210.1 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|Important Information for Attorneys Seeking Kansas Credit (58.6 KB)||Available after Purchase|
Scotty Allen is General Counsel for the Missouri Veterans Commission in Jefferson City. He also served in the Army and the Air Force on active duty, the reserves and national guard for 27 years. He is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University and the Washington University School of Law.
Fri, Oct 14, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:35am CDT
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