Speaking up for Soldiers
Written by Tim George, November 15, 2015
On November 12, 2015, Tim George was a guest speaker before the American Inn of Courts in Warren, Pennsylvania, where he spoke to a group of lawyers and judges about the Service Member Civil Relief Act (SCRA).
The SCRA is a federal law which provides a variety of legal protections to citizen soldiers who are called to active duty. Several of the basic SCRA protections include a stay of legal proceedings, preventing and/or opening default judgments, suspension of the statute of limitations, a 6% cap on interest, lease terminations, eviction protection, taxation provisions, and voting rights.
If you or someone in your family is called to active duty and has questions about what protections the SCRA provides, contact the judge advocate in your unit or call us. We would be happy to help.