Civil Legal Assistance for Soldiers and Sailors
Legal actions in support of our troops
The Macomb County Bar Association understands the effects of military
mobilizations. The sudden interruption often has a tremendous impact
on the families of military personnel, who must manage the household
without a parents and/or spouse. In many cases, activation can mean a
substantial decrease in income, interruption in child care, and problems
with an employer.
There are protections in place to minimize these setbacks, including
the Soldiers & Sailors Civil Relief Act (SSCRA) and Uniformed
Services Employment & Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA). Our
lawyers are knowledgeable about these laws, and they stand ready to
protect the rights of our soldiers and their families.
While the military legal assistance system is currently able to
effectively handle the legal affairs of military reservists called to
active duty, in many cases, it is not equipped to handle the volume
brought about by large-scale mobilizations. The Macomb County Bar
Association is prepared to provide immediate assistance when current
military resources cannot satisfy the demand in Southeast Michigan.
What kinds of services can the Macomb County Bar Association provide?
The Macomb County Bar Association has a network of attorneys, educated in the special protections afforded under military law, who can provide free legal assistance in a variety of areas, including:
Who can receive free legal assistance?
U.S. military personnel and their dependents facing legal issues as a
direct result of deployment, either before or after their return.
For more information
For more information about the legal services available to soldiers and sailors, please contact the Macomb County Bar Association at:
Macomb County Bar Association