The scope and function of the Military Affairs Committee is twofold: first, to gather and disseminate information, share expertise and advise the members of the Bar on all matters relating to the practice of military law in Florida, and second, to have general jurisdiction regarding any problem which may arise relative to the provision of legal services to, for, or by members of the military establishment. Its function shall be to address issues unique to representation of military members and their families in both civil and criminal matters arising within the State of Florida. Further, the committee will consider all possible means of enhancing or increasing the cooperation and communication between the local bar, the legal offices, and the judge advocates of the various military installations within the state.
Florida Bar members who have ever served in the U.S. military are asked to complete a short online questionnaire. Information collected will be used by the Military Affairs Committee to recognize service and tap expertise in program development for lawyers in active service as well as veterans. A Florida Bar password is needed to access the survey.
- Operation Standby: The Operation Stand-By Directory is for use by military and Department of Defense attorneys.
Information on Veteran's Attorney Accreditation
Cocoa Beach clinic offers free legal aid to veterans
VA Office of General Counsel Accreditation: Steps To Secure and Maintain VA Office Of General Council Accreditation
The ABA website has information on help for lawyer reservists