201811.12
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When Veterans Transition Out of One “War Zone” and into Another

Veterans Day is always an important day for us here at the office.  We strongly advocated for a Veterans court in Scottsdale modeled after the highly effective and successful Phoenix Veterans Court.  We have written extensively on the unique challenges veterans face and how services for veterans can be grossly inadequate.  When veterans do not…

201612.07
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Honoring the Past in the Present

This year, approximately twenty men will return to their homes, places they have not seen in 75 years.  Through the use of dental records, DNA technology, and manifests from the Arizona and the Oklahoma, their remains have been identified and returned from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Though few, if any, in their hometowns will have specific…

201611.11
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A Time to Unite in Gratitude

This week has been a rollercoaster for our nation—and whether you’re happy, sad, hopeful, or in despair, please take today to put aside whatever you’re feeling and remember that there is a large group of people who have given freely of themselves and deserve our unencumbered respect and thanks.  Today was first honored nearly one…

201610.27
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Veterans Court in Scottsdale!

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!  Those of you familiar with the work of our firm know that we have been working passionately and closely with members of the regional veteran’s court, various City of Phoenix criminal justice personnel, and groups sympathetic to veteran’s issues to persuade the City of Scottsdale to host its…

201609.30
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Going the Distance for Vets

Maybe you think we sound like a broken record, but when we hear about amazing ways that Veterans Courts are helping change lives locally and in other states, we want that for all of the veterans in our community, regardless of where they live or where their charges were filed.  From Phoenix to North Carolina…

201607.01
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Reflecting on the 4th of July

The 4th of July is right around the corner and for many of us, that means partaking in one of America’s great pastimes—fireworks.  Why do we celebrate with these rockets of firepower anyway?  Consider a letter written by John Adams.  Before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, he envisioned fireworks as a part of…

201502.13
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Get Ready to StandDown

This weekend hosts Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and Maricopa County StandDown, a local event that helps to care for, honor, and respect some very important people: our Veterans. The men and women of the Armed Forces have served our country and fought to protect us and our rights. They deserve not only our gratitude and…