In 2009 the Kentucky Supreme Court substantially revised the Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct.
Articles in this index written before 2009 citing Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct must be checked for any changes to the rule cited.

Maintaining Competency When Advising Servicemembers and Their Families


With so many Kentuckians serving in the military, Kentucky lawyers can expect clients seeking advice relating to military service and legal matters arising in Kentucky. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) (50 U.S.C. App. §§ 501-596) is the major law that provides benefits and protections covering such issues as contracts, leases, debt, taxation, and voting. The Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center recently updated The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Guide (JA 260). It is available at HYPERLINK "" Click on TJAG Legal Center and School (TJAGGLCS); then go to TJAGLSC Publications. The updated SCRA Guide, JA 260, is located in the Legal Assistance section. This is an excellent reference that is current and comprehensive.

Servicemember reemployment rights are covered in the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) (38 U.S.C.S. §§ 4301-4334). The Department of Labor published in the Federal Register rules and regulations explaining USERRA (70 Fed. Reg. 75246 (Dec.19, 2005) (to be codified at 20 C.F.R. pt. 1002)). It is another good resource for assisting servicemembers and is readily available on the Internet. Google Federal Register and go from there.


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