As you may know, I am the Chair of the Military & Veterans Affairs Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. It is a great honor that I took over from my predecessor, John Baker, of the Baker Williams Law firm (@GunnyLawyer to you Twitter followers). The M&VA Section is responsible for: (1) educating its members and members of the Minnesota State Bar Association about the practice of military law and veterans affairs and relevant issues impacting this practice; (2) providing opportunities for its members to communicate with and educate one another in-person and via electronic means; and (3) improving and enhancing the practice of military law and veterans affairs in the Minnesota legal community to better serve our community and current and former service members. John was instrumental in forming the Section last year to ensure veterans and their legal issues are properly considered within the state bar. I look forward to continuing his efforts to increase awareness of veterans issues within the Bar and the community at large. Stay tuned for news regarding the M&VA’s programs and initiatives for this coming year.