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Approaching Veterans Issues: A Legal Overview Including an Update of California Penal Code Section 1170.9

Released on: Jun. 7, 2013
Running Time: 03:10:44

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Certain laws and courtroom practices have the potential to impact veterans differently than the rest of the population. This three hour overview will provide useful information to attorneys, judicial officers and others who interact with veterans about the implications of certain laws and practices with regards to veterans’ pasts and futures. The program will focus on Penal Code 1170.9, especially with regard to the 2013 enhancements and will address other topics of interest to the trial bench and judges.

Lecture Topics 
[Total time 03:10:44]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.

  • Program Overview and Introductions* [00:08:11]
    Honorable Eileen C. Moore
  • Military/Veterans Culture: What You Should Know When Representing Veterans [00:33:37]
    Starlyn Lara
  • Military Sexual Trauma: Recognizing the Effects and Proving Them in Court [00:33:03]
    Bradford Adams, Katie Weber
  • Child Custody & Restraining Orders: Implications for Veterans [00:28:08]
    Michael J. Naughton
  • Upgrading Military Discharge [00:30:05]
    Becca von Behren
  • Penal Code 1170.9: Overview and Updates [00:57:40]
    Honorable Richard M. King

Presentation Material

  • Military/Veterans Culture: What You Should Know When Representing Veterans
    Starlyn Lara
  • Get the Facts on Military Sexual Assault
    Katie Weber
  • Katie Weber’s Story
    Katie Weber
  • Military Sexual Trauma Fact Sheet, Department of Veterans Affairs, August 2012
    Bradford Adams
  • California’s Women Veterans and Military Sexual Trauma (MST), California Research Bureau
    Bradford Adams
  • Exhibit 1: Flow of Reports, Investigations, and Subject Dispositions in FY11, Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, Department of Defense
    Bradford Adams
  • In Re Marriage of E.U. and J.E., 212 Cal.App.4th 1377 (Power Point Slides)
    Honorable Michael J. Naughton
  • California Family Code Section 3047
    Honorable Michael J. Naughton
  • Opinion, Chafin v. Chafin, 568 U.S. ____ (2013), Supreme Court of the United States
    Honorable Michael J. Naughton
  • In Re Marriage of E.U. and J.E., 212 Cal.App.4th 1377 (2012)
    Honorable Michael J. Naughton
  • Introduction to Military Discharge Review (Power Point Slides)
    Becca von Behren
  • Sample Attachment to DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Record Under the Provisions of Title 10 U.S. Code, § 1552
    Becca von Behren
  • Sample Attachment to DD Form 293, Application for the Review of Discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States
    Becca von Behren
  • Sample Application for a Character of Service Determination
    Becca von Behren
  • Penal Code 1170.9: Overview and Updates
    Honorable Richard M. King
  • Penal Code 1170.9: Overview and Updates
    Honorable Richard M. King
  • California Penal Code Section 1170.9
    Honorable Richard M. King
  • Draft P.C. 1170.9 Decision Map
    Honorable Richard M. King
Honorable Eileen C. Moore ~ Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, 4th District Court of Appeal, Division Three
Bradford Adams ~ Staff Attorney, Swords to Plowshares
Honorable Richard M. King ~ Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Orange
Starlyn Lara ~ Women Veteran Program Manager, Community Educator and Outreach Program Manager, Swords to Plowshares
Michael J. Naughton ~ Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Orange
Becca von Behren ~ Staff Attorney, Swords to Plowshares
Katie Weber ~ Facilitator, Tri County Collaborative for Military, Veterans and Families

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