Legislative Update, Civil Unrest and the Law of Domestic Military Operations

Event Description

Online registration is closed. If you would like to join or have questions, please email Geen at gmui@mnbars.org.

The Annual MSBA Military & Veterans Affairs Section CLE Program and 2021-2022 Elections.

Currently, all bar association programming is REMOTE-ONLY participation. Attendees will have the option to view online and/or dial-in via Zoom. Thank you.

Proposed Schedule: 

2:00 pm – Annual Section Elections
2:10 to 3:10 pm – Legislative Update
3:15 to 4:15 pm – Civil Unrest and the Law of Domestic Military Operations

Live Webinar Description:

Following a brief annual elections of the MVA Section, the first hour includes the recent up-to-date legislation, specifically on issues related to and affecting servicemembers and their families.

The second hour of the program will be an overview of the history and laws on the use of military personnel in domestic operations. The briefing will focus on the civil disturbances across the country and in the state of Minnesota this past year, with an examination of the federal and state authorities to use military personnel and the role they play. The briefing will also focus on the rights of service members called to duty under both federal and state activations, to include the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act and the state law equivalent (M.S. 190.055).


Benjamin Johnson, Legislative Director | Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

David Blomgren, General Counsel | Minnesota National Guard

CLE Credits:

2.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event code: 381236       

Remote Participation: 

Webcast and/or phone participation is available. Please indicate your remote option for dial-in when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.


Military & Veterans Affairs (MVA) Section Members: $0.00
MSBA Members not in the MVA Section: $10.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $20.00
Law Students: Free

Deadline to Register: June 14, 2021

Join the MVASection : MSBA members who are not members of the Section can join and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact the program manager to register for this CLE at no cost. Want more information about the Military & Veterans Affairs Section ?  


Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.


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The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:

Geen Mui | gmui@mnbars.org

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM