The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Basics and Practice Tips / 14 August 2013

Presented By: The Battered Women's Justice Project

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Time: 2:00- 3:30pm (Central Time)
Location: Your Desk

The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) for attorneys and legal advocates who deal with military-related survivors of intimate partner violence.  The SCRA is a statute that is generally not well understood, and it may sometimes be used by abusers who are service members to try to manipulate and control court proceedings. On the other hand, it may be helpful to victims who are service members. Understanding the statute will enable attorneys and advocates to more effectively assist military-related clients. We hope you’ll join us for this informative webinar.

Presenters: Christine Zellar Church
, Associate Dean of Practice and Performance Skills, Thomas M. Cooley Law

Moderator: Ellen C. Schell, Esq., Director, Military Families Program, The Legal Project, Albany, NY

Description: Have you ever had a case in which one party claimed that the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act applied to him/her, but you weren’t sure?  Have you ever seen someone given extended adjournments due to an SCRA claim and wondered whether that should have happened? Do you have questions about when and how the SCRA applies, and how to deal with it when it does? Do you wonder how this statute may affect your military-related clients? If so, the webinar will provide you with answers. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the SCRA, to whom it applies, and how to make arguments about stays or adjournments under the SCRA. Special consumer protections under the SCRA will also be covered.

Audience: Civil attorneys, civilian & military legal advocates, judges 

Registration Details: This webinar is open to OVW Grantees and the general public.

  • GTEAP (Arrest) GRANTEES: you are REQUIRED to enter your OVW-issued grant number when registering for this training. 
A webinar is an on-line seminar and requires access to the internet to connect.

Audio options are: 
1) Teleconference (Your standard long distance charges will apply); 
2) VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers are required). 
    Do you require closed captioning? BWJP requires 5 business days notice. Please email us at with "Closed Captioning" in the subject line. 

    ***You will receive a confirmation email from immediately after registering.  If you don’t see it in your inbox, please check your spam or junk mail. Please keep this email as it contains the webinar and audio information needed to join the webinar. You will receive a reminder email the day before the webinar as well. ***

    Questions of a technical nature or regarding your grant or eligibility for the webinar should be forwarded to BWJP (

    Funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services
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