Updated: Feb. 10, 2020

Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section

The WSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) Section addresses matters related to the rendition of appropriate and efficient legal service to members of the armed forces of the United States. Initially formed as a standing committee of the Washington State Bar Association in 1996, the LAMP Section was formed in October 2004.

Annual Report



Section Info Sheet


Attorneys Assisting Citizen-Soldiers and Families (AACF)

RCW's Relating Military Affairs and Veteran Affairs

APR 8(b)

SHB 1170 (parenting plans based on military service)

ABA Military Pro Bono Project

WSBA Legislative Activities


The following resources include information describing issues affecting military personnel. Lawyers, businesses, and members of the public will find help regarding reserve and active military personnel in all branches of service.

WSBA recommends that military personnel visit their base JAG office for specific information regarding particular questions.

ABA Resources

Army JAG Resources

Army Review Boards Agency

Navy Judge Advocate General

Resources for Reserve Officers

The New SCRA

Department of Defense Resources

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Representing Washington Veterans

Executive Committee

ChairEric McDonald

Chair-Elect: Stephen Carpenter Jr.

Vice ChairVacant

Secretary-TreasurerPaul Apple

Immediate Past Chair: Sharon Powell

Strategic Planning Committee
Jon Bridge
Jeff Coats
Kenyon Luce
Alex Straub
Adam Torem


HistorianDaniel Russ

Law School LiaisonCraig Allen

Young Lawyer LiaisonLauren Pryde*

Board of Governors Liaison: Dan Clark*

Northwest Justice Project Liaison: Adam Chromy*

* Non-voting member

Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.

To join the section list serve and for more general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact the current section chair, Eric McDonald.