*May 2011 Note about SMLC Services*
Law Center director CAPT Samuel Wright can answer your questions about USERRA or other military-legal topics. Do not call from work or email from your employer's email system as that could potentially compromise your employment. CAPT
Wright can be contacted at 800-809-9448, ext. 730, or email@example.com.
Starting May 26, CAPT Wright will take calls until 10 pm EST on
Thursdays, in addition to his regular hours of 8 am-4 pm Monday through
In today's national security environment, the Nation relies heavily upon the Reserve and Guard. With that reliance on our Citizen Warriors comes a greater need for our service members in the Reserve Components and their employer's to be aware of and better understand the basic laws that apply to both of them. Each has duties and responsibilities. It is the goal of the Service Members Law Center to provide up-to-date and comprehensive information on the laws governing the service member/employer relationship to all who have a need. The Center does not accept clients nor does it engage in the practice of law. It does try to point those with inquiries to the applicable laws and to assist attorneys, bar associations, and law schools in obtaining information.
Provide information to service members, employers, attorneys, reporters, state & federal legislative staff, and others about the basic laws relating to the service member/employer relationship and other civil rights and voting laws of direct applicability to the Reserve Component service member.
Areas of focus include:
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
- Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
- Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA)
- Provides a center of excellence to assist individual inquires, attorney and reporter requests, and requests for assistance from bar associations and law schools. CAPT Sam Wright (Ret.), the Center Director, is available to speak at CLE programs and to law schools.
- The Center does not accept clients nor does it engage in the practice of law. We advise recipients of information that the information should not be construed as legal advice and that the individual may wish to consider retaining an attorney licensed in the inquirer's home state.
- The SLC historically has not charged any fee for its services although it grateful accepts donations which can be made to the Defense Education Forum, a 501 c (3) non-profit educational entity.
SUPREME COURT BRIEF:
ROA Submits Brief to Supreme Court for USERRA Case Staub v. Proctor Hospital
CAPT Wright submitted an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief to the Supreme Court in support of petitioner Vincent E. Staub in the case Staub v. Proctor Hospital. Staub is the Court's first ever case dealing with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994
Read the brief
Read the law reviews about the case: 0922, 0922 Update
Read the original press release