College of Law

Supporting Veterans & Student Veterans

Supporting Veterans & Student Veterans

DATE: Wednesday, November 8 2023
TIME: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm MST
LOCATION: College of Law and Virtual Event
COST: Free and open to the public.
1 hour CLE (pending).

The term “Veterans Law” often evokes thoughts of navigating the complicated bureaucracy of the Department of Veterans Affairs that feels like it requires a separate degree to understand. However, veterans represent a unique nexus of mental health and societal issues that present a wide variety of legal needs. Veterans are a disproportionate percentage of the homeless population. Predatory payday loan companies target veteran populations, causing veterans to be 4x more likely to fall prey to loan-sharking practices. Their time in service to our country has left seen and unseen scars on our veterans, making their transition out of the military into civilian life difficult and increasing their likelihood of divorce, contact with the criminal system, and complex estate planning problems. Veterans face a wide variety of issues that legal and mental health professionals are uniquely equipped to address.



Aaron Drake: Founder/Attorney at the Veteran’s Advocate; Air Force & Utah National Guard JAG officer
Amy Earle: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Homeless and Justice Clinical Recovery Program VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
Jessica Mann: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
Joe Rupp: Partner at Collins Rupp, P.C.; retired Marine Corps officer
Brenda Viera: Attorney at Salt Lake Legal Defender Association, Third District Veterans Court Program Liaison
Cam Warner: Assistant US Attorney, Federal District of Utah Veterans Court Liaison

Moderator: Mike Meszaros: 3L SJ Quinney College of Law; former Army officer


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