Civilian Aspects of Military Law (March 8, 2012)

Date: 03/08/2012

Featuring: John R. Hursh

This class will focus on the rights of active duty servicemen and their families as relates to civil legal issues that might arise during and after their service. The federal Serviceman's Civil Relief Act controls what can be done in the local courts involving servicemen and proscribes certain procedural requirements that must be met before any action or judgment can be taken against them. I will offer this class from the perspective of 40 plus years as a trial lawyer in Wyoming and 4 years as a Marine Corps JAG Officer.  I am presently involved with providing pro-bono legal services to the vets and their families at UW through the Veteran's Service Center.

About Your Speaker

John R. Hursh graduated from the UW Law School in 1968. Upon admission to the Wyoming Supreme Court in the summer of 1968, he entered the U.S. Marine Corps OCS program and was commissioned a 2d Lt. in December of 1968. After completion of Marine Basic School he was sent to the Naval Justice School and designated a Marine JAG officer. He was discharged in 1976 with the Rank of Captain. He returned to Riverton and co-founded Central Wyoming Law Associates in 1974. His trial practice specialized in personal injury, professional and medical cases for close to 40 years,. After moving Laramie, he has now been accepted into the State Bar’s Emeritus program and doing volunteer legal work with the UW Veterans on campus. He earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV along with the Best Lawyers in America ratings in his specialty over 25 years ago. A former member of the Wyoming State Legislature and past president of the WTLA, he was recently awarded the WTLA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of Wyoming; the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; The U. S. Supreme Court; the Court of Military Appeals and the U. S. Claims Court.