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LegalConditions of military service may add additional challenges for military members, veterans and their families when it comes to legal issues. Communities with resources that provide up-to-date, accurate information for them can help minimize their stress and anxiety over such matters. Specialized court services are also important assets, since they recognize and engage with their unique needs.

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Veteran treatment courts
Definition: Veteran treatment courts are judicially-supervised courts that offer veterans alternatives to incarceration.
Source/Date: Data located at the website of each state's justice department and Justice For Vets/2018
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VA-accredited civilian attorneys
Definition: Accreditation means the authority granted by VA to representatives, agents, and attorneys to assist claimants in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for VA benefits. 38 C.F.R. § 14.627(a).
Source/Date: Department of Veterans Affairs/2018
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USERRA Case Statistics
Definition: USERRA is a Federal Law that protects service-members' and veterans' civilian employment rights. It protects reservists and veterans from discrimination in the workplace based on their military service or affiliation. This is a tally of all USERRA cases, as well as the percentage of USERRA cases resolved.
Source/Date: Department of Labor/2016
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