Become a GI Rights Counselor!
Get trained 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.
Law Student Military Counseling Project Training
Friday, September 6, 2013
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
American Friends Service Committee Offices
65 9th Street in San Francisco
Using resources provided by the Bay Area Military Law Panel of the National Lawyers Guild (BAMLP), the GI Rights Network 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.