Advocate Resources

These resources are intended for advocates, lawyers and non-lawyers. They are designed to help you in your work with veterans and service members. They are not intended for the lay person and should not be considered client education material.

Relief for Military Tenants Under SCRA

Federal protections for relocated servicemembers

Training for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Volunteers

A low income taxpayer clinic helps clients deal with questions and problems with the Internal Revenue Service. These four documents will guide you through how to best serve these clients. Part I covers the types of cases and issues that you will be asked to handle. Part II…

Explaining a potential conflict of interest in a joint tax filing matter

This document explains to you and your clients the potential conflict of interest that may arise during your time spent working on a joint tax matter. It is intended to provide an example of the type of agreement that you should have between you and your clients.      …

Flow Chart of Low Income Tax Payer Matter

This flow chart navigates the stages in a typical low income tax payer matter from when the tax return is filed to when a tax court petition is filed and litigation is started. This document is provided with permission from Connecticut Legal Services. March 2012

Flow Chart of Tax Clinic Case Examination

This flow chart navigates the stages in a typical Tax Clinic Case Examination (Audit) History from when the tax return is filed to when a tax court petition is filed and litigation is started.

Regulations Governing Practice before the Internal Revenue Service

Treasury Department Circular No. 230: Regulations Governing Practice before the Internal Revenue Service. This document is divided in to five subparts: Subpart A - Rules Governing Authority to Practice Subpart B - Duties and Restrictions Relating to Practice Before the…

VA Payments and Family Support Fact Sheet

This fact sheet will guide you in questions that you may have in regards to how veteran's benefits may be applicable to family law cases involving child support, alimony, etc.  

Help Obtaining Military, Health and Education Records

Mark Sullivan is a lawyer practicing in North Carolina and national expert on military divorce and many of the important legal protections available to servicemembers and their families. He is also a member of the StatesideLegal Advisory Board. While written in 2011, the…

Domestic Violence and Alleged Abusers

Despite the need to access weaponry, servicemembers who have engaged in certain acts, such as perpetrating domestic violence against an intimate partner or being convicted of a felony, may be prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

Domestic Violence and Firearms

The United States military protects and defends the peace and safety of the United States, its commonwealths and territories and areas occupied by the U.S. Servicemembers are combat trained in order to fulfill the military's purpose and defend against aggressive acts as…