By | 11/08/2011

Servicemembers and Veterans Occupy!

SAN FRANCISCO – As part of the 99%, military servicemembers and veterans have been participating in Occupy protests in droves. But what are the consequences for such actions? Can servicemembers be punished under the Uniform Code of Military Justice for such protests, or do the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution apply to them, too?

Please join the Bay Area Military Law Panel of the National Lawyers Guild, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, the GI Rights Hotline – SF, Courage to Resist, and Swords to Plowshares for a workshop on servicemembers’ rights to protest and related issues.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm

American Friends Service Committee
65 Ninth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Topics covered:
• Servicemembers’ protest rights
• Potential impact on veterans benefits for criminal justice-involved veterans
• Protest participation and PTSD triggers
• Report back from IVAW’s participation and update on Scott Olsen

Moderator: Jane Kaplan
Presenters: Steve Collier, Teresa Panepinto, Rai Sue Sussman, others TBA

California attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of free CLE credit, .5 of which is ethics credit. If you would like to receive CLE credit, please RSVP to militarylawpanel@gmail.com.

This event is wheelchair accessible.