Law Student Military Counseling Project Training

September 14, 2012

At the American Friends Service Committee Offices, 65 9th Street in San Francisco 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Contact Sandra Schwartz at 415.565.0201 ext. 24 if interested in attending or the project generally.

NLG lawyers from the Bay Area Military Law Project will provide a training for law students to assist service members in AWOL information, conscientious objection claims, disability discharges, hardship separation, fraudulent/defective enlistment, and more. Law students support GIs by providing accurate and timely information as well as support and advocacy for the decisions that they make.

Using resources provided by the Bay Area Military Law Panel of the National Lawyers Guild (BAMLP), the GI Rights Net- work and American Friends Service Committee, the Law Student Military Counseling Project is a Bay Area-based counseling service. The Project provides direct phone counseling and information to GIs and their families who contact the GI Rights Hotline to get information about their enlistment and separation from military service. Law students are trained and supervised by experienced military law lawyers.

Deployments in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world have sparked an increase in the volume of calls to the GI Right Network. Service members and their families are in desperate need of assistance. There are not enough counselors to cover the current demand for information.