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Consumer Protections for our Military: The Fundamentals of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

Date: Monday, April 25, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Honors Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $20.00

Deadline to Register:  Thursday, April 21, 2016

Every consumer lawyer needs to have a working knowledge of the important financial and civil protections the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides members of our military.  Although the law has been in place for many years (it was formerly known as the Soldiers and Sailors Civil relief Act or SSCRA), some financial institutions and other entities that do business with servicemembers are not in full compliance with its provisions.  Also, attorneys that represent servicemembers, their families, or co-obligors need to be familiar with the protections so they can properly advise their clients and represent their interests.

This presentation will discuss which individuals are covered under the Act; when the protections begin and end; the purposes of the Act and Supreme Court  decisions on how it is to be interpreted;  the most often used financial provisions of the SCRA such as the interest rate caps, protections against foreclosure  or repossession of servicemember property (personal or real); protections against default judgments; stay of proceedings when the servicemember is on active duty; private cause of action when rights under the Act have been violated, and; remedies available to servicemembers.  With the ongoing deployments of our military men and women around the world, and the financial pressures faced by them and their families over the last decade, protections under the SCRA will continue to play an important role for servicemembers and the companies that do business with them.

This program is co-sponsored by the Consumer Litigation and Military & Veterans Affairs Sections. 

Lunch will start at Noon followed by the CLE program from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.  Special meal requests need to be received no later than Thursday, April 21.


Vildan A. Teske, Attorney, Teske, Micko, Katz, Kitzer & Rochel PLLP  

CLE Credit:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 219081   


Consumer Litigation Section or Military & Veterans Affairs Section Member: FREE  
MSBA Member not in either section: $20.00 
Non-Member:  $25.00 
Law Student:  Free
New Admittees (Attorneys Admitted to the Minnesota Bar after January 1, 2015): Free

Join the Consumer Litigation or Military & Veterans Affairs Section:   MSBA members who are not members of either section can join one/both & attend this event for FREE.  Click here to add a section to your membership and then contact Sue Bores to register for this meeting at no charge.

Remote Participation: 

Remote attendance is available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail on Friday, April 25.

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.

Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

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Questions? Contact  Sue Bores | 612-278-6325

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