Events and Training

The Executive Committee meets the third Tuesday of every month (except December) at noon in the offices of the Oregon State Bar in Tigard, Oregon.  The executive committee meetings are open to the public.

The Section’s annual meeting is held in November, just before the November Executive Committee meeting.  The annual meeting is open to the public.

The Section has typically sponsored an annual continuing legal education (CLE) seminar. As November 2016, two are available on-demand from the Oregon State Bar:  Handling a VA Service Connected Disability Claim which was held November 2013 and Representing Military Veterans in Oregon which was held in May 2016.

In Spring 2017, the Military Veterans Law Section and the Oregon New Lawyers Division began regional Continuing Legal Education programs.  The first of these programs, Defending Veterans Against Financial Peril was presented April 18, 2017 with the assistance of the Consumer Law Section and the Oregon New Lawyers Division.

The remaining topics to be covered are the following:

  1. Women Veterans Issues, TBD
  2. LGBTQ Veterans CLE, presently scheduled for September 12, 2017 at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
  3. Aging and Elderly Veterans CLE, presently scheduled for October 17, 2017, in Medford, Oregon
  4. Homeless Veterans CLE (formerly scheduled for November 21, 2017, in Bend, Oregon but now planned for Spring 2018).

The Oregon New Lawyer’s Division recognized the outreach CLEs to Veterans as the Project of the Year at the November 2017 ONLD dinner.  The Military and Veterans Law Section thanks the ONLD for the recognition.


Check back for details or call Jaimie Fender, the Military and Veterans Law Section CLE coordinator.


 Military & Veterans Law Section

2017 Annual Meeting Notice

The annual meeting of the Military & Veterans Law Section will be on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at noon at the Oregon State Bar, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard, OR 97224.

 During the annual meeting the following nominations will be made for 2018 Executive Committee positions.  Additional nominations will be accepted from the floor.


Terms ending December 31, 2018

Chair:                   Mark A. Ronning

Chair-Elect:         Jaimie Fender

Past-Chair:          Daniel Zene Crowe

Secretary:            Larry Peterson

Treasurer:           Mark Holady


Terms ending December 31, 2019

Wesley A. Hill

Brian Scott Wayson

Ex-Officio Members

Terms ending December 31, 2018

Willamette Law Rep:       Anthony “Andy” Blevins

Lewis & Clark Law:           Chris Griffin

Univ of OR Law Rep:        Carter Gannon

Members previously elected to the executive committee and continuing through December 31, 2018, include Trevor R. Caldwell, Jennifer E. Dunn, Kurt F. Hansen, Ross Neher, James Gordon Rice, Jennifer B. Sackett and David L. Shawcross.

The Section’s fund balance as of December 31, 2016 was $2,282. All Section financial statements can be found at

The Section shall be considering whether to increase annual dues from $20 to $25.