Our first training program was “No Family Left Behind”, a 3.5-hour CLE July 9, 2008 at WSBA in Seattle. Kudos to the excellent presenters who donated their time!

Video: Most of this program was taped, and it is our intention to make the video available for the education of lawyers and the public.

Handouts:

Introduction to the Program
Presenters:
CPT Alex Straub, MAJ Matt Cooper and Adam Torem

Introduction to Citizen-Soldiers – The Washington National Guard
Presenter:
Sergeant First Class (SFC) Gonzalez, WA National Guard Recruiter, Camp Murray

  • History
  • Mission
  • Who is the citizen-soldier of the National Guard?
  • Domestic mission – safeguarding lives and property during times of emergency, homeland defense, and other duties as assigned by the Governor
  • Overseas mission – in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places

Military-Specific Legal Assistance Overview
Presenters: Alex Straub & Robert Davis

General Civil Legal Assistance – Topical Overviews – Part I
Presenter:
Steve Fredrickson, Northwest Justice Project

  • Landlord-tenant issues

General Ethical Considerations for Volunteer Attorneys
Presenter:
Adam Torem

  • RPCs
  • Scope of Representation – Advice vs. Representation
  • Confidentiality Requirements

General Civil Legal Assistance – Topical Overviews – Part II + Q&A

Panel of Presenters:

  • Estate planning – MAJ Matthew Cooper
  • Overview of available military legal assistance estate planning services
  • Introduction to Drafting Libraries (DL) Wills software
  • Healthcare Directives (living wills)
  • Powers of Attorney (general, special, medical, financial, etc.)
  • Consumer law – Patrick Burpee and AAG Mary Lobdell
  • Immigration law – Mr. Michael O. Humphrey, Sr .Paralegal Specialist, NLSO NW
  • Family law – John Morgan
  • Ethical Considerations in Family Law
    Presenter:
    John Morgan

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