Question of the Week

What Legal Issues Have Your Clients--Or You and Fellow Troops--Encountered as Soldiers or Veterans?


The American Bar Association recently launched ABA Home Front, a website created to provide military service members and their families with information on a variety of legal issues. (ABA President Stephen Zack also talks about the ABA’s three-year-old Military Pro Bono Project in his June column.) A number of readers commented on the ABAJournal.com post announcing the site—many mentioning their own experiences with clients and saying in what practice areas they see a particular need for help.

So, as Memorial Day approaches, we’d like to ask you to enlighten our readers: What legal issues have your clients—or you and your fellow troops, if you are or were in the military—encountered as soldiers or veterans?

Answer in the comments.

Read the answers to last week’s question: How Do You Deal with Persistent Phone Solicitors?

Featured answer:

Posted by inhouse: “My most effective deterrent to date: One of those subscription services called and said we absolutely had to have their software in order to be completely up-to-date and OSHA compliant. I asked if it included such and such regulation and a certain state’s equivalent to OSHA’s regulations. There was a long, drawn-out silence on the other end, then a hesitant, ‘Would you like to be removed from our call list?’ How did you know? Thank you so much!”

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