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The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) 101: What Every Attorney and Judge Needs to Know (Webinar)

  • Veterans/Military

A webinar entitled The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) 101: What Every Attorney and Judge Needs to Know will be presented by the American Bar Association (ABA) on August 19, 2019 from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM. This program is FREE for ABA members.

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides a number of unique protections to military personnel and their families, both procedural as well as substantive. Attorneys need to be aware of these special rights and protections, as well as the penalties for noncompliance, when dealing with a military-connected individual as either a client or as an adverse party.

This webinar will provide a range of perspectives on the interplay between the SCRA and civil legal proceedings, which will guide attorneys and judges though the basics of the law, identify traps for the unwary, and advise about recent changes to the statute.

Join this esteemed panel and get to grips with the SCRA:

  • Colonel Paul Kantwill, U.S. Army, Retired (Senior Fellow, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, Loyola University Chicago School of Law)
  • Colonel John Odom, Jr., U.S. Air Force, Retired (Partner, Jones & Odom LLP)
  • Elizabeth Singer (Director, U.S. Attorneys' Fair Housing Program, US Department of Justice)

Every attorney and judge needs to be aware of the implications of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) for their clients. Whatever your practice, if you have a civil case that may involve at least one party who is a military member or dependent there are special rights and privileges of which you must be aware. From litigation, debt collections, mortgage payments, taxation, lease enforcement, and to most other civil matters, the involvement of servicemembers means you need to brush up on your SCRA .

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    This program has been APPROVED for 1.50 CLE general credit hours in Pennsylvania.

    The ABA sought 1.50 CLE general credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and 1.80 general credit hours of CLE credit for this program in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

  • Contact:
    American Bar Association