Committee Update

Committee Co-Chair

Lucreita Becude

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December meeting at The Capitol Grille, clockwise from left are:

Eric Young, Joseph Scone, Shea Moser, Brian Coughlin, Justin Drach, and our guest Col. Len Loving.

Committee Chair

Joseph Scone

The Military Law Committee serves our community's Veterans. This committee has been involved in various programs in the past, including the Veterans Stand Down program. Stand Down Programs are typically one to three day events providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screening, and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. They are typically collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers. The Military Law Committee haws also incorporated legal services in the stand down programs.

Military and Veterans Law Committee had a fantastic meeting at The Capitol Grille yesterday, December 6. Col. Loving from 5 Star Veterans Center gave us some great insights into the the various programs that the center offers and fielded questions on how we can help the post 9-11 veteran who is having trouble returning to society. We have been invited to hold our next meeting at 5 Star Veteran Center to include a tour of the facility. Watch for the meeting late February or early March. ​

Jacksonville Bar Association

Military and Veterans Law Committee

Joseph Scone