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Veterans Issues: Remedies and Resources

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm UTC


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Transitioning to civilian life after combat or active duty often presents unique difficulties and challenges for service members. From homelessness stemming from evictions and foreclosures to child custody disputes to problems with benefits, veterans can have a variety of legal needs due to their separation from home.

This afternoon inter-departmental program will educate Massachusetts judges regarding issues, specific legal remedies and obligations affecting veterans, as well as resources available for them in the court system.

The program agenda will include:

  • The Battle Mind and PTSD (60 minutes)
  • Character of Service, Disability Compensation, and VA Access
  • Understanding the BRAVE Act
  • Common Criminal and Civil Issues for Veterans
  • How the Veterans Treatment Courts in Massachusetts work

Ample time will be allotted for participants to ask questions of the panelists. Don’t miss this important program!


Hon. Paul E. Troy (Ret.), Superior Court

Program Faculty:

Hon. Michael L. Fabbri
First Justice, Marlborough District Court

Hon. Shannon Frison
Associate Justice, Superior Court

Hon. Mary Hogan Sullivan (Ret.)
Norfolk County Veterans Treatment Court
Dedham District Court

Gabriel Nutter
Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services

Hon. George Phelan
Associate Justice, Probate and Family Court

Anna Richardson
Co-Executive Director & Chief Counsel
Veterans Legal Services

Pedro Spivakovsky-Gonzalez
Skadden Fellow (2017 – 2019)
Veterans Legal Services

Jason Thomas
Veterans Program Coordinator
Executive Office of the Trial Court


Wednesday, February 13, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm UTC
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