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Tuesday January 16
2018
An Introduction to the Service Member Civil Relief Act

The training will provide an overview of the key provisions of the Service Member Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and we will discuss how to use the SCRA to protect against default judgments in both civil court and administrative proceedings, to delay civil and administrative proceeding while a protected party is deployed and other important provisions of the law. The training will also examine how the SCRA is applied in Housing Court. 

  • When
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location
    Legal Services NYC - Central
    40 Worth St., 6th floor
    New York, NY 10013

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 2.00
  • Format
    Traditional Live Classroom
  • Practice Area(s)
    Veterans
  • Price: $0

About the Faculty

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    Vance Gathing (Speaker)

    Vance Gathing has been an attorney with Legal Services New York City for more than ten years. Prior to legal services, he studied sociology and worked for the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board, Tenant Resource Center, and Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic. He serves as a senior staff attorney for Brooklyn Legal Services focused on housing litigation in the Veterans Justice Project.
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    Kent Eiler (Speaker)

    Kent Eiler is an attorney, veteran, Director of the New York City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project, and a Major in the United States Air Force Reserve. Following his active duty service as a JAG (a military attorney) in 2012, Mr. Eiler counseled The Constitution Project’s landmark, nonpartisan, blue-ribbon Task Force in its investigation of the federal government’s detention policies. Task Force members included: former high level officials from the Clinton and Bush administrations, legal scholars, two retired U.S. Army generals, the former president of the American College of Physicians, a retired federal judge, a former director of the FBI, a former undersecretary of state, a former UN ambassador, and former members of Congress. Mr. Eiler drafted chapters of the Task Force’s widely publicized April 2013 report and proposed findings and recommendations for the Task Force’s consideration. While in private practice, Mr. Eiler specialized in providing legal representation to servicemembers and veterans worldwide. As the Director of the City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project, Mr. Eiler serves as a subject matter expert for over four hundred trained pro bono attorneys from over 60 law firms and corporations in New York City who represent veterans before the Department of Veterans Affairs. To date, over the last eight years, the Project has leveraged over $2 million dollars in free legal services, secured over $5 million dollars in retroactive benefits for low-income veterans, and provided hundreds of veterans with ongoing benefits from the VA. Mr. Eiler has appeared on national television and radio programs discussing his legal work including CSPAN’s Washington Journal, the Geraldo Rivera Radio Show, and the Michael Signorile Show. Articles he has written have appeared in The LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and elsewhere. Mr. Eiler received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is an honors graduate of Brooklyn Law School.