The Mayer Law Blog

Discharge Upgrades | Post-Service Accomplishments

Posted January 14th, 2018

A question that frequently arrives at our office: “Does it matter what I’ve done since I was discharged from the military?” Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Absolutely. The majority of former service members who find themselves unceremoniously kicked out of the military with a less-than honorable characterization (Under Honorable Conditions (General Discharge) or Under Other… Read More

Veteran’s Day 2016

Posted November 10th, 2016

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Discharges, A Clarification

Posted October 19th, 2016

From recent inquiries, we realize that there is a bit of confusion about discharge characterizations. Here’s a list of possible characterizations: Honorable – This is the best. Everyone wants one of these. Honorable Discharge. General, Under Honorable Conditions – Sometimes, this is shortened to “General Discharge.” Other times, you may see it written as “Under… Read More

Tips on Being a Savvy Consumer of Legal Services

Posted May 16th, 2016

So, you think you need a lawyer. This is nothing new. People have faced the need for a lawyer’s help for centuries, if not millennia. However, shopping for legal services can be a daunting task, and most individuals do it wrong. This is especially prevalent in the area of military law with military lawyers because… Read More

Facts and Process

Posted January 8th, 2014

The law is definitely about facts. Clients know this and no lawyer would ever deny the same. However, it is just as much about process (and often more about process than facts). Clients often fail to recognize this, which is understandable considering their focus and emotional attachment to the facts. That’s where lawyers are valuable…. Read More

Court-Martial Begins for Former Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

Posted December 3rd, 2013

The last few years have seen some enhanced scrutiny of military sexual assaults and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. This was one of the noteworthy cases that added fuel to the fire, causing congress to move forward this year with radical proposals for UCMJ reform. It was largely overblown and used as an example… Read More