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Veterans Law Symposium: Serving the Illinois Veteran

Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CDT)

Veterans Law Symposium: Serving the Illinois Veteran

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular admission Oct 24, 2018 $175.00 $0.00
Veterans Oct 24, 2018 $115.00 $0.00
Legal Aid Attorneys Oct 24, 2018 Free $0.00
JMLS Faculty & Students Oct 24, 2018 Free $0.00

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Veterans Law Symposium: Serving the Illinois Veteran

Thursday, October 25, 2018
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

CLE: 6.5 hours of CLE (including 1 hour of professional responsibility) (CLE pending approval)
CLE credit is extended to Illinois attorneys only. Attorneys who need CLE from other states are welcome to apply to their jurisdictions on their own. The extension of CLE credit is subject to each states approval.


The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic is proud to present an all-day program, featuring experts from the legal, military, and medical professions who will address the legal issues facing Illinois veterans and servicemembers. The symposium will highlight issues veteran clients may encounter and educate the legal community on laws designed to protect Illinois veterans in order to improve the quality of legal services given to them. Topics include benefits available to Illinois veterans, handling debts owed to the VA; employment rights of Illinois servicemembers, representing clients with PTSD; upgrading military discharges, and the financial exploitation of veterans. Brig. General Stephen K. Curda (ret.) will offer a keynote address discussing the current mission of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.



8:00 a.m.         Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m.         Opening Remarks

     Edward M. Farmer
     Interim Director
     Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic

9:00 a.m.         Benefits Available to Illinois Veterans

     David Myers
     Program Director
     Veterans Pro Bono Consortium

     Andrew Tangen
     Superintendent
     Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County

10:30 a.m.      Break

10:45 a.m.       Panel Discussion: Debts Owed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

     Elise Tincher
     Chicago Pro Bono Counsel
     Kirkland & Ellis LLP

     Gerardo Mijares-Shafai
     Associate
     Kirkland & Ellis LLP

     Stephen Iacovo
     Associate
     Kirkland & Ellis LLP

12:00 p.m.       Lunch & Keynote (Served at the Union League of Chicago)

     Brig. General Stephen K. Curda (ret.)
     Director
     Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs

1:15 p.m.         Employment Rights of Illinois Servicemembers

     Thomas Banning
     Assistant Illinois Attorney General
     Military & Veterans Rights Bureau

2:15 p.m.         Representing Veteran Clients with PTSD

     Dr. John E. Mundt, Ph. D.
     Clinical Psychologist
     Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

3:15 p.m.         Break

3:30 p.m.         Military Discharge Upgrades

     James Richardson
     Former President
     Federal Bar Association

4:30 p.m.         Panel Discussion: The Financial Exploitation of Veterans

     Dennis Smith
     Project Manager, Fair Lending and Home Preservation Law Project
     The John Marshall Law School

     Elise Robie
     Staff Attorney
     Center for Disability & Elder Law

     John Erbes
     Director of Clinical and Experiential Education
     Southern Illinois University School of Law

     Martin Parsons (moderator)
     Director, Veterans' Legal Assistance Program
     Southern Illinois University School of Law

5:30 p.m.        Reception and Networking


 

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The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CDT)


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