BBA Begins Military Helpline Training

Last week, attorneys were trained at the BBA on representing Military Personnel & Veterans in Family Law and Domestic Relations cases. Training topics included the unique family law issues that military members and veterans face, such as the Service members Civil Relief Act, jurisdictional issues, and division of military retirement pay.

The BBA has expanded its commitment to aiding military members, veterans, & their families this year, most recently with the adoption of the Military Legal Help Line by the BBA Lawyer Referral Service, and by launching a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) series, which will encourage participants to cases on behalf of veterans and military personnel. The remaining sessions in the 4-part program series, called ‘Representing Military Personnel and Veterans,’ are the following:

10/17 – Bankruptcy and Consumer Finance

11/7 – Estate Planning, Employment Law, and Landlord/Tenant Law

11/21 – Veterans Benefits

If you are an Active Duty Military Member, Veteran, or family member of either group looking for legal assistance, you can access the Military Legal Helpline by calling the BBA Lawyer Referral Service 617-742-0625, or submitting an online request.