Veterans and the Law

Military veteran Dr. Robert G. Moering discusses how combat experience can affect an individual’s ability to reintegrate back into civilian society.

Mitigation Relating to Military Service that Persuades Prosecutors

Military veteran and former prosecutor Thomas Feiter discusses what mitigation factors related to military service are considered persuasive to prosecutors.

Shannon Kissinger – Combat to Community: Veteran Cultural Competency

Shannon Kissinger, Community Education Coordinator for Swords to Plowshares, discusses the unique challenges that veterans faces during transition from military service to civilian life.

Eric Hughes – Ethics

Eric Hughes, Staff Attorney for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, discusses how attorneys can zealously and ethically advocate for clients who are veterans.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

In this training, Nancy Rosado discusses post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Rosado is the co-founder of Proyecto Somos Orlando, a retired NYPD sergeant, and a 9/11 first responder/survivor who was assigned the task of coordinating the long-term access to mental health care of other 9/11 first responders. Rosado received her Master’s in Social work from Fordham University.

VA Benefits & Justice-Involved Veterans, 2018

Christie Bhageloe of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida discusses how involvement with the criminal justice system, especially incarceration, impacts a veteran’s VA benefits, as well as what community resources justice-involved veterans have available to assist them.

VA Benefits & Justice-Involved Veterans, 2017

Christie Bhageloe of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida discusses how involvement with the criminal justice system, especially incarceration, impacts a veteran’s VA benefits, as well as what community resources justice-involved veterans have available to assist them.

The VA Claims Process

Christie Bhageloe, ‎Veterans Project Manager for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, discusses how to assist veterans in navigating the VA claims process.

Helping Veterans with Discharge Upgrades

Christie Bhageloe, ‎Veterans Project Manager for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, discusses how to assist veterans in upgrading their discharges.

Putting our Jargon into Your Jargon

John Philipsborn speaks about how we can communicate more effectively with the courts and understand recent advances in forensic mental health through case law.