Building Partnership Models: Family Law Support

At the request of the North Carolina National Guard J-1 and in collaboration with the North Carolina National Guard SJA, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Legal Aid for Military Personnel (LAMP) Committee, and the US Army Reserve JAGs, CSSP created and managed a targeted effort to support North Carolina National Guard JAGs during the most recent mobilization and deployment of North Carolina National Guard troops to Iraq in 2009.

CSSP identified, recruited, and scheduled family law attorneys throughout the state to provide support to the North Carolina National Guard JAGs as Soldiers went through their final days of deployment processing.

Because JAGs do not practice family law and because unresolved family law issues can preclude a Soldier from deploying, this was an important collaboration between the North Carolina National Guard, CSSP, and family law practitioners in NC communities in support of the National Guard.