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Veteran Care, Homelessness Prevention Among Topics to be Explored at _ Meeting in Atlanta

CHICAGO, Jan.27, 2011—The provision of post-duty support for veterans, including mental health, physical health and employment assistance is chief among military and veterans’ law issues that will be explored at the 2011 _ Midyear Meeting, Feb. 9 – 14, in Atlanta. For reporters who cannot attend the meetings, experts from various programs can be made available for interview upon request.

With high-profile speakers, essential legal programs and insightful debate on critical law and public policy issues, the ABA Midyear Meeting is the nation’s premier gathering of legal professionals. Presenters include Rep. John Lewis (D-GA); Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree; Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham; David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP; Theodore B. Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP; and a panel of general counsel from top Fortune 500 companies.

The 560-member House of Delegates, the association’s policy-making body, will meet on Feb. 14 at the meeting headquarters, Marriott Atlanta Marquis, in the Atrium Ballroom, Atrium Level. Among policy recommendations, the House of Delegates will consider Resolution 103 on military justice, which urges states and territories to adopt the Model State Code of Military Justice and the Model Manual for Courts-Martial.

Military-related programs include:

“The Forgotten Warrior: Services for Women in Veterans Health Care and Courts” will involve a discussion of the challenges faced by women veterans and partners of veterans in obtaining medical care and treatment and why it ought to matter to judges and lawyers. In the wake of the murder of an Iraqi war veteran’s pregnant wife and daughter and his suicide in Wisconsin in Aug. 2010, among other similar cases, this program will explain the important relationship between intimate partner sexual abuse and its relationship to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Panelists will discuss health care access and how courts can and should engage in this timely topic.

Feb. 12, 2 – 4 p.m., Hyatt Regency, Atlanta Conference Center, Dunwoody

“Homeless Veterans Roundtable” will provide a roundtable-style discussion on the crisis of homelessness among veterans and solutions to this problem.

Feb. 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hyatt Regency, Ballroom Level, Centennial Ballroom IV

During the Midyear Meeting, a press room for accredited journalists will be set up at International Level, located in International 8A of the Marriott Atlanta Marquis, and will open for on-site media registration at 8 a.m. on Feb. 10.  Thereafter the press room will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will close one hour after the adjournment of the House of Delegates on Feb. 14.

Online registration for news reporters is easier than ever. Credential guidelines are at https://abanow.org/reporter-resources/media-credentials/.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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