Military & Veterans
30 ABA Journal Military & Veterans articles.
Since World War II, more than 2 million service members have been discharged from U.S. military service with a status other than "honorable discharge." Having a discharge that falls below a certain level can impact a veteran's access to pensions, GI Bill education benefits, health care, insurance or home loans, as well as carrying a stigma.
Oct 20, 2021 9:07 AM CDT
For the second year, the ABA is asking members to join in its efforts to address significant issues that affect their communities.
Oct 19, 2021 2:29 PM CDT
ABA President Reginald Turner said Monday the association is “deeply saddened and concerned about the demise of the rule of law in Afghanistan” after the Taliban seized control of the country’s government and society.
Aug 17, 2021 10:00 AM CDT
Webinar will consider caregiving bias in legal profession
The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession will examine how the legal profession can ensure the success of mothers and caregivers…
Jul 19, 2021 4:26 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a constitutional challenge to the male-only draft that was argued before a federal appeals court by a men’s rights lawyer
who was shot and killed outside his home in July 2020
Jun 7, 2021 10:31 AM CDT
Legal industry gains 1,700 jobs in May
The legal services industry gained 1,700 jobs in May, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released Friday by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The…
Jun 4, 2021 4:02 PM CDT
Retired lawyer is oldest American to climb Mount Everest
Retired Chicago lawyer Arthur Muir became the oldest American to scale Mount Everest last month. Muir, 75, tried to climb the…
Jun 1, 2021 4:34 PM CDT
Legal aid providers should expand collaboration with programs of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help provide comprehensive services for veterans, according to a task force report released Tuesday.
May 26, 2021 10:15 AM CDT
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein has been working from Dubai and Israel for the last three months while he participates in a program to improve cultural understanding of people with disabilities.
Apr 12, 2021 10:38 AM CDT
When attorney Timothy L. McHugh, a retired Army paratrooper, meets with a veteran to discuss a frustrating medical benefits issue or a confounding GI Bill problem, he can relate. His own experience as an enlisted soldier gives him insight into the tribulations veterans and service members can face.
Apr 1, 2021 2:00 AM CDT
The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty was honored Monday by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness for its role in providing guidance, training and technical assistance to homeless courts across the country.
Dec 7, 2020 2:06 PM CST
Lawyer gets prison time for stealing from veterans charity
Former Connecticut lawyer Kevin Creed was sentenced Monday to 3½ years in prison for stealing about $1.4 million from a veterans…
Nov 11, 2020 4:46 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the Trump administration can divert $2.5 billion in military funds to pay for the border wall.
Oct 19, 2020 10:16 AM CDT
Judge G. David Guinn knows from his nearly 20 years of experience as a prosecutor that coming to court can be a traumatic experience for many people.
Oct 12, 2020 3:38 PM CDT
“The Army-McCarthy hearings would rightfully be compared to a soap opera, even though there was no infidelity or seduction, the plot meandered, and the only real star was a hired-gun solicitor,” writes author Larry Tye.
Aug 11, 2020 9:55 AM CDT
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