Volunteer to Assist Military Lawyers
Many Illinois National Guard members and military reservists living in Illinois are being mobilized to assist in the War on Terror. While JAG Corps lawyers have primary responsibility for tending to the legal issues confronting citizens mobilized for military service, there are some needs that cannot be met by lawyers in uniform.
The Illinois State Bar Association, through its Committee on Military Affairs, seeks lawyers willing to volunteer as back-up to the JAG officers. Typical legal issues confronting mobilized Guard and reservists have to do with consumer finance, family law, housing, and employment issues. We seek lawyers who already practice in these areas, and also lawyers willing to take advantage of training opportunities that will be offered through ISBA.
ISBA has published a book containing information about laws specifically affecting civilian soldiers. The book is free to volunteers; for a copy, call David Anderson at (217) 525-1760. ISBA also produces Called to Duty, which contains helpful information for military personnel and their families. In addition, there are many on-line sources of information, including these:
- ABA: Mobilizing the Bar
- ABA's Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel: Links
- A Guide to SSCRA
- A Judge's Guide to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
- Military Legal Resources
- Reserve Officers Association Law Review Archive
The Volunteer Resource for Military Lawyers program provides an avenue for members of the Illinois bar to share their expertise in service of their country.
Please complete the form below. You will be contacted with further information about opportunities to serve.
Attorney Volunteer Form
ISBA Committee on Military Affairs