Military Law Symposium to feature first female Judge Advocate General

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For Immediate Release
October 19, 2015

Contact: Kate Coscarelli
Senior Managing Director Communications
The 14th Annual Military Law Symposium will feature Flora D. Darpino, the first woman to serve as Judge Advocate General of the United States Army.
Darpino, who is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law – Camden and has served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and earned numerous awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal with a Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, will offer keynote remarks.
The gathering, co-sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Military Law and Veterans’ Affairs Section, offers an overview of laws that matter to military personnel and veterans.
The symposium is meant to address the needs of lawyers who offer legal guidance to our military service personnel and veterans. The event is free and will feature updates on the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Act; family law issues; advocacy and accreditation issues before the Veterans Benefits Administration; and military ethics.
In addition to the educational sessions, the NJSBA’s Fifth Annual Military Service Award will be presented to George T. Hanley, of Wiener Lesniak.
It will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.