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.
Webinar Monday, July 12
Evictions Representation: Understanding the Notice and Service of Process Procedures and How the Legal Community Can Help Veterans and Servicemembers at Risk of Being Evicted
The Washington Attorney General’s Office of Military and Veteran Legal Assistance and the WSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section invite you to attend our free mini CLE:
Monday, July 12, 2021
11 a.m.— Noon
1 Law & Legal Procedure CLE credit
This mini CLE will provide information related to client representation through the eviction process including notice and service of process procedures. This CLE will also provide information on opportunities to help veterans and service members at risk of being evicted.
Those who are interested in attending the mini CLE may register here.
Joyce Bruce, AAG and Manager of the Attorney General’s Office of Military and Veteran Legal Assistance,
Stephen Carpenter, Jr., Chair of WSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) Section,
Chris Graves, Staff Attorney at the King County Bar Association (KCBA) Housing Justice Project, and
Sebastian Stockpyle, Staff Attorney at the KCBA Housing Justice Project.
WEBINAR: Understanding the Changing Legal Landscape and How the Legal Community Can Help Veterans and Service Members At Risk of Being Evicted
This webinar, presented on June 25, 2021, reviews how the new legislation impacts the eviction process (RCW 59.12) and how it amended the Residential Landlord Tenant Act in Washington State (RCW 59.18). The webinar also provides information on opportunities to help veterans and service members at risk of being evicted.
This link is not accredited for CLE credit and is available for viewing for up to one year after the live event date (June 25, 2021).
Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!
Below are the results of the Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting!
For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws. Winners are listed alphabetically by position.
Chair-Elect: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022
Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
LAMP in the News!
See the Section Spotlight feature in the November 2020 issue of Washington State Bar News:
SHB 1170 (parenting plans based on military service)
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.
Current term runs from Oct. 2020 through Sept. 2022 unless otherwise indicated.
Chair: Stephen Carpenter Jr.
Vice Chair: Paul Apple
Secretary-Treasurer: Eric McDonald
Immediate Past Chair: Eric McDonald
Historian: Daniel Russ
Legislative Committee Chair: Jeff Coats
Law School Liaison*: Craig Allen
Young Lawyer Liaison*: Jessica Fetzer
Board of Governors Liaison*: Hunter Abell
Northwest Justice Project Liaison*: Adam Chromy
* Nonvoting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact the current section chair, Stephen Carpenter Jr.