Campaign to Generate Veterans Court the Focus of November 2010 concern of Arizona Lawyer magazine


(1888PressRelease)Official journal of the State Bar of Arizona delivers a trio of articles in particular report, “Homeland Justice for Veterans,” in recognition of Veterans Day.

Phoenix-Mesa, AZ – Prolonged and intense combat have increased the severity of harm completed to U.S. soldiers, and the November 2010 concern of Arizona Lawyer magazine characteristics stories that discover how lawyers and judges are assisting these who have served in harm’s way.

Arizona Attorney’s particular section “Homeland Justice for Veterans” involves stories that discover efforts to launch a specialized court dedicated to veterans and their demands. The 1st report was written by Craig Logsdon and Michelle Keogh, attorneys in the criminal defense group at Snell &amp Wilmer LLP.

Logsdon and Keogh chronicle a veteran’s struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its effects on his civilian life in the report “Uncommon Criminals: Why Veterans Need to have Their Own Court.” It leads the reader on a journey from a veteran’s time on the battlefield to the legal challenges he faces due to criminal activity attributed to his war-associated PTSD. It also dissects the present justice method, reveals its disconnect with veterans, and argues why a veterans court would perform.

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The second article, written by Nicole Kasem and lawyer Jon Paladini, reports on the State Bar of Arizona’s commitment to addressing the legal requirements of veterans by means of the creation of its Military Legal Assistance Committee. It is led by attorney Gregg Maxon, a retired Army General.

In the final article, Steve Gonzales, Associate Professor of Law and the Director of Experiential Studying at the Phoenix School of Law, announces two new applications housed at the law school aimed at assisting veterans-the Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic and the Veterans Tax Clinic.

“Veterans have usually deserved our country’s greatest efforts when they return stateside,” said Tim Eigo, Arizona Lawyer Editor. “Conflicts in recent years have heightened the quantity and severity of their injuries, and the legal community is doing what it can to assist those who have served.”

The striking art for the cover and function stories was designed by nationally renowned artist Val Bochkov. It was commissioned by Arizona Attorney magazine to illustrate the November issue’s veteran-associated stories.

Arizona Lawyer magazine is published 11 times per year by the State Bar of Arizona. It provides articles on substantive legal problems, expert trends and function profiles.

The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates beneath the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar involves approximately 16,000 active attorneys and supplies education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Because 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by producing confident the voices of all folks in Arizona are heard in our justice program.