For Immediate Release

For more information contact:

Janie Magruder, 480-727-9052,

Judy Nichols, 480-727-7895,

Law school to host Veterans Day program on laws supporting military members and their families

A program about the laws that support service members, veterans and military families will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

“Serving Those who Serve: Basic Civil Protections for Soldiers, Veterans and their Families,” will be from 1-5 p.m. in the Great Hall of Armstrong Hall on the ASU Tempe campus. The program is free, but registration is required here.

Sponsored by the law school’s Civil Justice Clinic, the event will include discussions about employment protections, veteran’s benefits, credit and debt obligations and lease terminations. A panel of experts will review local programs that aid this population.

Speakers include: 

  • Judge Michael Daly Hawkins, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Marcy Karin, associate clinical professor and director, Work-Life Policy Unit, Civil Justice Clinic, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • Nick Barton, president, Homeless Legal Assistance Program, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • Paul Bennett, clinical professor and director, Child Advocacy Clinic, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
  • Steven Gonzales, associate professor and director, Experiential Learning, Phoenix School of Law
  • Brad Bridwell, Homeless Veterans Services coordinator, Arizona Department of Veterans Services
  • Tom Reade, unit chief, Crime, Fraud and Victim Resource Center, Arizona Attorney General’s Office
  • Nicola M. Winkel, program consultant/community liaison, Arizona Coalition for Military Families
  • Army Brigadier General Gregg Maxon (ret.), chairman, Arizona Bar Military Legal Assistance Committee
  • Chief Warrant Officer Lawrence “Butch” Wise (ret.), executive director, Arizona Field Office, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve  
  • Theodore C. Jarvi, attorney, Law Offices of Theodore C. Jarvi
  • Capt. Patrick Camunez, attorney-advisor, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Arizona Air National Guard
  • Chelsey Golightly, law clerk, Shaw & Lines, LLC

For more information, contact Matthew Cullimore.