Before reading the below, consider the following example of this noble program working in practice. Literally this morning, I received an email from a 1LT, Army Legal Assistance Officer in Fort Knox, KY, for a fairly complex Maryland Family Law issue. The 1LT contacted me when she saw me listed on the “Operation Stand-By” list of Maryland Attorneys who had volunteered in advance to give assistance to military attorneys. Coincidentally, I had just handled an almost identical issue 2 months prior and invited the 1LT to pick up the phone to call me, and I spent about 10 minutes walking her through the issue, where she was able to assist the service member. This is just one example of this program in action here in Maryland, a state that has a large military presence.
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