Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Expanded Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) for Military Attorneys in Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court adopted a new rule on Sept. 11th. which will enable military attorneys stationed in Ohio to represent lower-ranking service members in Ohio tribunals, effective January 1, 2013. ( Here )

The Court's news service this morning relates that military attorneys seeking this status will need to file an application,certificates of good standing and admission, and provide an affidavit from their commanding officer with the Office of Attorney Services. They also will need to meet all the requirements governing the practice of law in Ohio, including continuing legal education requirements.

Applicants would also have to meet the following criteria:

•be admitted to practice in at least one other U.S. jurisdiction

•be employed by, serving in, or assigned to the armed forces at an Ohio military installation

•and be authorized to provide legal assistance pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 1044.

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