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Areas of Practice

The following areas of practice are requested most often by military service members through Military Matters. We request that all attorneys select at least one of the below areas. If an area does not fall within your normal practice area, we have mentors willing to assist, as well as free CLE seminars covering the basics at least once per year. Questions or concerns can be directed to apply@kcmbf.org.*

Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding involving a person or business that is unable to repay their debts. It may be an option for someone facing garnishments or foreclosure.
Criminal - Misdemeanor
Criminal - Traffic
Every veteran has a “character of service” category on their DD-214. Discharge upgrade may be appropriate for veterans who were discharged as less than honorable.
Estate planning involves planning and determining what should happen to your physical body and personal property (including finances) during your lifetime and after your death.
Family Law – Child Support/Custody Modification
Family Law – Contested Divorce
Family Law – Guardianship/Adoption
Family Law – Uncontested Divorce
Landlord tenant law concerns the rights and obligations that landlords and tenants owe to one another including payment of rent, upkeep of the premises, and compliance with all lease terms and conditions.
Anyone that is dissatisfied with the results of a claim for Veterans Benefits may file an appeal.

The following areas of practice are requested occasionally by military service members through Military Matters.

This category includes services for veterans looking to start their own business or for veterans with a dispute over a written or oral agreement.
Mistreatment or discrimination by the government (police, municipalities, state officials, etc.). May include: unreasonable search and seizure, police brutality at a protest, discrimination by a public-serving entity (government, restaurant, etc.).
Credit card fraud, identity theft, etc.
Elder guardianship is when the court appoints an individual to care for an elderly person who is no longer able to care for himself or herself.
An employer or a coworker (with employer’s knowledge) treats an employee differently because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age or involvement in a discrimination complaint/inquiry (including wrongful termination).
An employer fails to properly pay all work performed (including commissions and tips). Employers are also required to pay a discharged employee all wages due at the time of dismissal (MO) or no later than the next regularly scheduled pay date (KS).
Employees injured on the job are entitled to compensation from their employer including payment of all reasonably required medical care for the injury. Attorneys can help navigate the claim process, advocate for compensation, and appeal claim denials.
Immigration
Wrongfully denied claims or overcharges under home/auto/health insurance policies.
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor, or other health care profession causes an injury to a patient. It may arise when a health care provider makes a mistake while caring for someone.
Real estate law deals with the buying, using, and selling of land. It includes acquiring property and advising clients on what they can do with the property they own, including deeds, titles, financing, zoning, and taxes.
The SCRA is a federal statute that provides benefits to those in military service and their dependents. Those benefits include interest rate caps, and certain protections related to default judgments, foreclosures, repossessions, lease terminations, etc.
There are 3 main types of social security benefits – retirement benefits, disability benefits, and survivors’ benefits. If a military service member believes they are entitled to any of these benefits, this category should be chosen.
Tax

Certification of Professional Liability Coverage

The KCMBF Military Matters program requires all volunteer attorneys to be covered under a professional liability insurance policy and reserves the right to request evidence of such coverage.

I hereby certify that I am the holder of a professional liability insurance policy or am covered under the professional liability insurance policy of my firm.