Legal Assistance for Military Personnel

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All Legal Professionals

2015 Military and Veterans Affairs

Committee (MVAC) Program on

Legal Assistance for

Military Personnel

Program summary and highlights

This educational program serves military attorneys and paralegals working in legal assistance, as well as civilian counsel whose practices involve military clients or issues.

This program is funded, in part, by an Endowment Grant from the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation. Planned in Cooperation with the North Carolina State Bar Legal Assistance for Military Personnel Committee (LAMP)




The North Carolina Bar Association Foundation is accredited by the North Carolina State Bar as a provider of continuing legal education.


Thursday–Friday, September 17–18, 2015 NC Bar Center, Cary

CLE CREDIT: 12.0 Hours

Including 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professionalism and 1.0 Hour Substance Abuse/


2015 Military and Veterans Affairs Committee (MVAC) Program

on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel

#436MLC and #436LWC | September 17–18, 2015 FOUR WAYS TO REGISTER



PHONE* 800.228.3402



919.677.1774 MAIL** | Attn: Accounting, NCBA Foundation, P.O. Box 3688, Cary NC 27519

*Credit cards only. **Please make checks payable to the NCBA Foundation.

LIVE • WEBCAST TUITION | Select format and tuiton rate below.


Postmarked 7 days prior to live program date.

REGULAR TUITION Postmarked less than 6 days prior to live program date.


Department of Defense Attendee Military Retiree

No Charge

Department of Defense Military and Retired Military attendees will need to present a Military ID card at check-in. Civilian Attendee

(Must register by phone or by mail.)


Live $200Live $225Webcast


(NCBA Member)

These categories do not qualify for Early Bird tuition or include any MCLE fees.



Choose from the applicable Webcast tuition options above.

Clerk of Court

(NCBA Member) $25Live

Law Professor

(NCBA Member) $25Live Law Student

Division Member $25 Live Paralegal Student

Division Member $25Live

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Program Agenda

Thursday, September 17, 2015

8:15a Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:55 Welcome and Introductions

9:00 Substance Abuse and Mental Health†

Robert E. Nunley and Thomas J. Pitman

This presentation addresses critical mental health and substance abuse issues facing attorneys, including the effects of substance abuse, the addiction

process and assistance available. The speaker also relates his personal experience concerning these issues.

10:00 Deployment and Child Custody

G. Brently Tanner

Understand the issues arising from deployment as they relate to child custody and visitation, including the stay provisions of the Service Member Civil Relief Act. Hear the deployment implications for drafting marital separation agreements, the terms and practical effects of the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act (NC Gen Stat 50A-350 et seq), and the trend towards similar such statutes across the country.

11:00 Break

11:15 Alimony and Post-Separation Support

G. Brently Tanner

This presentation addresses the issues of alimony and post-separation support. The legal and practical considerations are presented, including factors most likely to affect the amount and duration. We address the negotiation and drafting of marital separation agreement provisions concerning alimony and post separation support, health care and life insurance.

12:15p Networking Lunch

1:00 Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

Angela O. Martin

Learn the history of the newest federal agency, its structure, its Office of Service Member Affairs, consumer tools and the information available. Understand the rule-making and enforcement actions, particularly as they relate to military service members and their families.

2:00 The Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

Tanya Kirwan

Gain insight into the various provisions of the SCRA, the most important statute protecting the rights of service members and their families. This presentation also addresses recent enforcement actions under the SCRA taken by the U.S. Department of Justice and other agencies.

3:00 Break

3:15 Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Jonathan P. Ward and Seth Wood

During this presentation, we address the provisions of USERRA, the implementing regulation, and the means by which the law protects the civilian employment, re-employment, and job benefits of service members who leave their employment to engage in military service. The procedure by which USERRA complaints are investigated and litigated is also discussed.


Friday, September 18, 2015

8:15a Continental Breakfast

8:55 Welcome and Introductions

9:00 Landlord and Tenant Issues

George D. Humphrey III

This session discusses tenant rights, legal procedures, and practical issues relating to security deposits, repair of premises, eviction and early lease termination for military service members.

10:00 Consumer Issues In North Carolina

Kevin L. Anderson

We discuss the structure of the Consumer Affairs Section of the North Carolina Department of Justice, the tools and information available to assist consumers, and the section’s enforcement actions. This presentation also covers top consumer problems in North Carolina and the laws that address these problems.

11:00 Break

11:15 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

George P. Corvin, MD and Kirk G. Warner

This session provides a primer on PTSD and how it affects service members and veterans, bringing particular attention to recognizing the signs, symptoms and challenges relating to PTSD in connection with legal affairs and assistance. It also addresses the court systems and current status of the Veteran’s Treatment Courts in North Carolina along with related military and veteran’s issues. 12:15 Networking Lunch

1:00 Army Reduction in Forces/Military Administrative Issues IAW AR 27-3

Marie Joiner-Avon

This session discusses the personnel issues arising from the Army’s requirement to reduce the force and the administrative methods it has adopted, including the Army’s Qualitative Management Program (QMP) and the Officer Selection Boards (OSB)/enhanced Selective Early Retirement Boards (eSERB). We continue discussing the nature and effect of General Officer Letter of Reprimand (GOMAR) and evaluation reports (NCOERs/ OERs) in today’s “draw down” Army.

2:00 Military Dependent Support Regulations

Michael S. Archer and Marie Joiner-Avon

Hear an overview of military service regulations requiring financial support of dependents, with particular attention to regulations applicable to the Army and Marine Corps. Also addressed are the relationships between military regulations and court orders, the implication of military regulations for drafting separation agreements and military pay and allowances. 3:00 Break

3:15 Legal Ethics*

Nicole P. McLaughlin

Understand the means and procedures by which the North Carolina State Bar disciplines its attorneys. The most prevalent complaints against attorneys and how attorneys may obtain assistance in resolving ethical dilemmas are identified. Ethical issues concerning client confidentiality and conflicts of interest are also addressed.

4:15 Adjourn

*Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professionalism credit †Indicates portion providing Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit


Hotel Information

Contact hotel(s) directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and may sell out.

Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary

Rate: $159 Single/Double (Includes full cooked-to-order breakfast and manager’s

evening reception)

Reservations: 919.677.1840 Reference Corporate ID: NCB or NC Bar Rate

TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 120 Sage Commons Way, Cary

Rate: $96 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday–Thursday) Includes

complimentary Continental Breakfast. All rooms come standard with a fully

equipped kitchen.

Reservations: 919.678.0005 Ask for the NC Bar Association corporate rate.

Program Information


• Michael S. Archer, US Marine Corps, Jacksonville • Marie Joiner-Avon, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg

• Kirk G. Warner, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh


• Kevin L. Anderson, North Carolina Department of Justice, Raleigh • Michael S. Archer, U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville

• George P. Corvin, MD, North Raleigh Psychiatry, Raleigh

• George D. Humphrey III, Allman Spry Davis Leggett and Crumpler PA, Winston-Salem

• Marie Joiner-Avon, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg

• Tanya Kirwan, United States Department of Justice, Washington D.C. • Angela O. Martin, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington D.C. • Nicole P. McLaughlin, North Carolina State Bar, Raleigh

• Robert E. Nunley, Nunley and Associates PLLC, Raleigh

• Thomas J. Pitman, North Carolina Department of Justice (Retired), Washington D.C. • G. Brently Tanner, Sullivan and Tanner PA, Raleigh

• Jonathan P. Ward, Pinto Coates Kyre and Bowers, Greensboro

• Kirk G. Warner, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh • Seth Wood, United States Department of Justice, New Bern

FINE PRINT • REGISTRATION Registrations are limited by space, and may include a live video broadcast overflow room. TRANSFERS Registrants may transfer from a Live program, Video Replay, Webcast, Webinar or Phone/Audio Streaming Program without penalty within three business days after the program date.

CANCELLATIONS Cancellations must be received by 9:00a the third business day prior to the program to qualify for a refund (less $25 administrative fee). Those not attending will receive the digital program materials in full consideration of tuition paid. MCLE CREDIT The North Carolina Bar Association Foundation is an accredited CLE sponsor under the MCLE Regulations promulgated by the NC State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education. This program is approved (but not sponsored) by the Board for the designated number of CLE hours. Each attorney must maintain a record of his/her attendance for the NC State Bar annual report. MCLE credit is reported by NCBA Foundation only if a NC State Bar number is provided. Your CLE tuition includes mandatory State Bar fees used to support the State Bar’s Mandatory Continuing Legal Education program, the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism and the Chief Justice’s Equal Access to Justice Commission.

Your tuition also includes digital access to all program materials. DIGITAL PROGRAM MATERIALS You

will receive a notification email when digital materials are available to download. To retrieve digital materials, log in and select “Your Course Materials” on the CLE website. All of the materials for this program will be available for download in advance of the program. A limited number of printed books will be available for

purchase at the Live program. INCLEMENT WEATHER We make every effort to notify registrants when a

program is canceled or delayed due to weather. If inclement weather is forecast, please check your local news listings or contact event venue. NCBA programs will follow the work schedule of the hosting institutions, to include delayed openings. CLE SCHOLARSHIPS A limited number of scholarships are available to members

in financial need. Contact Membership Services at 1.800.662.7407 or email EVENT

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