Military and Veterans Law

MVLS Fall CLE 2023 

October 5 – 6, 2023 | Salado, TX


Welcoming Remarks
Kay M. Perry

Overview of Medical Malpractice Claims by Active Duty Servicemembers
James E. Stephenson
PowerPoint Presentation

Veterans Administration Class Action Cases
Julie Glover
PowerPoint Presentation

Recent Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Amendments and Updates
Kay M. Perry
PowerPoint Presentation

National Security Law
Professor Matthew Festa
PowerPoint Presentation

Maximize your State Bar Membership and Improve your Practice
Bob Goss
PowerPoint Presentation

Guardianship/Special Needs Trusts and Military Clients
Alison Packard
PowerPoint Presentation

VA Certification Training Part I: Required to be certified to handle VA Claims Cases
Julie Glover
Bradley Hennings
Christine Clemens
PowerPoint Presentation

VA Certification Training Part II
Julie Glover
Bradley Hennings
Christine Clemens
PowerPoint Presentation

Veterans Administration Claims Fee Issues
Bradley Hennings
PowerPoint Presentation



MVLS Fall CLE 2022 

October 14-15, 2022 | San Antonio, TX


Using VA Records for Veterans in Criminal and Other Courts
Patrick McCann Bio
PowerPoint Presentation

Veterans and Violence: Forensic Psychological and Neuropsychological Evaluations of Veterans with PTSD and TBI
Dr. John Matthew Fabian
Handout – Veterans and Violence Part I
Handout – Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Neuropsychologist

Grievance Avoidance and Defense 
Robert Tobey
PowerPoint Presentation

The Intersection of Mental and Physical Trauma
Dr. Katy Dondanville
PowerPoint Presentation
Handout – 2022-National-Veteran-Suicide-Prevention-Annual-Repor
Handout – Comorbid sleep and PTSD in active duty military
Handout – Concurrent Tx of SUD and PTSD Using PE
Handout – Increase risk of suicide for Justice-involved veterans
Handout – Co-occurring PTSD and AUD in US Military and Veterans
Handout – Justice-involved Veterans and Suicide
Handout – PTSD and SUD
Handout – EBT for PTSD in community Military vs civilian
Handout – Psych-Trauma
Handout – PTSD in Veterans and Service Members
Handout – Long-term outcomes of CBT Tx for PTSD in Rape Survivors
Handout – Prospective Examination of PTSD
Handout – Challenges in Tx of Pts with SUD and PTSD
Handout –Design of VA Cooperative Study #591
Handout – Comparison of Prolonged Exposure vs Cognitive Processing Therapy for Treatment of PTSD Among US Veterans
Handout – Measuring use of EBT for PTSD
Handout – TX receipt by Veterans after PTSD diagnosis
Handout – EBT and Care Quality for PTSD in VA
Handout – The Impact of Military Status on Cognitive Processing Therapy Outcomes
Handout – Hyperarousal Symptoms Linger After Successful PTSD Treatment
Handout – Substance Use Comorbidity among Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Other Psychiatric Illness
Handout – Psychotherapy for military-related posttraumatic stress disorder
Handout – Examining military population and trauma type as moderators of treatment outcome for first-line psychotherapies for PTSD

Credentialing, Privileging, and Adverse Actions in DHA: A Primer
James Stephenson
PowerPoint Presentation

Post Conviction Appeals and Lessons from the Pardon Process 
John N. Maher

Article III Courts v. Military Commissions: A Comparison of Protection of Classified Information and Admissibility of Evidence in Terrorism Prosecutions
Mohamed Al-Hendy

Transgender Policy in the Military: Past, Present, and Future
Lt. Col. Dr. Josh Smalley
Greg Pavlik
PowerPoint Presentation

The Warrior Defense Project and National
Security Challenges
Jeffrey Addicott, Lt. Col. US Army, Ret.
Handout – WDP Annual Report 2021
Handout – WDP Flyer

Service, Assistance and Emotional Support Animals
Randy Turner
PowerPoint Presentation

Malpractice Prevention and Ethics
Chad Baruch
PowerPoint Presentation

The New SBOT Advertising Rules for Attorneys: Ethics Jeopardy 
Claude E. Ducloux
PowerPoint Presentation


MVLS Zoom CLE – Space Force, Mandatory Military Vaccines, and Veteran Advocacy in the Law

October 29, 2021 | Zoom


The United States Space Force and International Law Applicable to Military Space Operations
Michael Hoversten Bio

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the VA Benefits Galaxy and Navigating the Prime Directive of Obtaining Benefits for Veterans 
Julie Glover, Adam Luck, Amanda Ascoli Bio
PowerPoint Presentation: Benefits Guide
PowerPoint Presentation: Obtaining Benefits

Legal Issues in the U.S. Military’s Mandatory Vaccination Program
Mark Zaid Bio
PowerPoint Presentation


MVLS Zoom CLE – Modern War Crimes in the U.S. Military

May 20, 2021 | Zoom

Colby Vokey: PowerPoint Presentation


MVLS Zoom CLE – Avoiding the Terrorist Trap

April 21, 2021 | Zoom

Tom Parker: PowerPoint Presentation


MVLS Zoom CLE – International Law on Disinformation in the Cyber Age

January 15, 2021 | Zoom

Todd Huntley: PowerPoint Presentation


MVLS Zoom CLE – To Do or Not to Do: The Obligation to Follow Orders 

November 20, 2020 | Zoom

Philip Cave: PowerPoint Presentation



MVLS Spring CLE 2019

March 29 – 30, 2019 | Salado, TX

Mefloquine Poisoning & VA Service-Connection
Dr. Remington Nevin
Mefloquine Poisoning and VA Service Connection

Mefloquine & Appellate Defense in US v. Bales
John Maher
SSGT Robert Bales Slide

Update: Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
Colonel Doug Watkins
Military Justice Act of 2016

The Current State of Sexual Assault in the Military
Colonel (Retired) Don Christensen
Current State of Sexual Assault

Update: VA Appeals Modernization & Reform
Diane Boyd Rauber
VA Appeals Modernization

VA Ancillary Benefits & the VA Caregiver Program
Diane Boyd Rauber
Ancillary Benefits Spring 2019

State of Texas Veterans Benefits
Keeyawnia (K.C.) Hawkins
TVC Vets Benefits Book 2018
State Benefits

The Use of Biometrics in US v. Lorance
John Maher

Ethics & the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program
Darren Bertin

Destruction of the Caliphate: Operational Law in Operation Inherent Resolve
Captain Cadman R. Kiker III
OIR Presentation
Captain Kiahhn’ Jackson



MVLS Spring CLE 2018

April 27 – 28, 2018 | Fredericksburg, TX

Survivor Benefits Plan & Veteran’s Benefits
Rousseau Bio
Rousseau PPT
Certification of SNT
Disabled Military Child Protection Act
Letter to DFAS

Sexual Assault Snafus –  A Tale of Three Courts Martial
Zimmermann Bio
Zimmermann PPT

Representing Servicemembers in the Integrated Disability Evaluation System

PTSD and other Invisible Wounds Effecting our Servicemembers and Veterans
Peterson PPT

 Veterans Legal Services and Pro Bono Opportunities    

Impact of Military & Veteran’s Issues in Family Law Cases
Cramp Bio
Cramp PPT
Cramp, Laubach PPT
Cramp Discovery from DFAS – Exhibits
Cramp Discovery from DFAS – Paper
Cramp Drafting Military Clarification Orders – Exhibit
Cramp Drafting Military Clarification Orders – Paper

The New SBOT Sunset Legislation (SB.302) and How It Will Impact Grievances, Ethics and Your Practice
Bennett PPT  

Veteran’s Benefits and Disability Claims
Rousseau Attachment 1
Rousseau Attachment 2
Rousseau Attachment 3