Year: 2017

Military Lawyer, Jon Jackson, Joins the Law Office of Will M. Helixon

Jon Jackson looks on during an advocacy exercise.

Kansas City, Missouri, November 1, 2017 – The Law Office of Will M. Helixon announced today that former United States Army Judge Advocate and veteran military lawyer and litigator Jon S. Jackson has joined the firm.  Jon will open the Colorado office in Fort Collins and lead the litigation practice section.  Currently the court-martial defense firm represents military clients worldwide, and civilian criminal defense clients in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.  Soon, the firm will represent criminal defense clients in Colorado and Wyoming.

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So You Want to Get an MEB? The Alphabet Soup Continues (Part 2 of 4)

Nation's oldest medical facility, the Naval Medical Portsmouth, is where naval personnel face MEB/PEB and medical discharges.
The worlds largest and oldest continuously running military medical facility, the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. Its original building was built in 1827.

A common refrain around Warrior Transition Units, Medical Hold Companies, and among Barracks Lawyers anywhere is “you’ll get an MEB for that,” “I’m getting an MEB,” or even “My doctor says I’m going to get an MEB.” These statements ignore a sometimes-harsh reality:  there is no MEB until the proper paperwork is signed. You could have a dozen different doctors tell you you’re going to get an MEB but until the proper paperwork is signed there is no MEB.

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Loss of Credentials: The Investigation, Peer Review and Credentials Committee Process

Tripler Army Medical Center was completed in 1948. The architecturally distinctive coral pink structure atop Moanalua Ridge was dedicated on September 10, 1948 and has been a familiar landmark on the south shore of Oahu ever since.

Twelve Steps Related to the Loss of Clinical Credentials

Virtually all health care providers, from doctors, to physician’s assistants, to dentists, to nurses, to psychologists, to social workers all require licenses from the state in which they practice.  In the military, to qualify for credentials to practice in a military treatment facility (MTF), the provider must be licensed in one or more states.  The quality assurance and licensing program in the military is governed by Department of Defense Manual 6025.13 (October 29, 2013).  As with most DoD policies, the individual services are responsible for overseeing and the implementation and compliance of the health care providers quality assurance policy.  In the Army, Army Regulation 40-68, Clinical Quality Management, is the controlling regulation.  In the Air Force, AFI 44-119, Medical Quality Operations, governs.  In the Navy, BUMEDINST 6010.31 covers adverse actions for privileged health care providers.  Regardless of the service, the quality assurance program is designed to ensure competent providers administer safe and effective care to their patients.

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Former Sex Crimes Prosecutor Joins Firm — Leah Linger to Focus on Fort Hood and Joint Base San Antonio

Kansas City, Missouri, July 27, 2017 (Newswire) –​​​​​The Law Office of Will M. Helixon announced today that military lawyer and former Special Victim Prosecutor Leah Linger has joined the firm as “Of Counsel.”  Leah will focus on assisting the firm defend military members in courts-martial and civilian criminal trials.  She will also provide military law legal services to clients at Fort Hood and Joint Base San Antonio.  The firm’s military affairs and court-martial defense section represents military clients worldwide, and civilian criminal defense clients in Kansas, Missouri and Texas.

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New Military Law Podcast: LEXLawRadio a Weekly Feature of Firm

Law Office of Will M. Helixon starts military law podcast on September 2, 2017.

Law Office of Will M. Helixon Launches Military Law Podcast

30-minute Weekly Show to Discuss Military Legal Issues

Kansas City, Missouri — The Law Office of Will M. Helixon announced the launch of a weekly military law podcast focusing on legal issues that face servicemembers, military lawyers and veterans. LEXLawRadio will begin airing on September 2, 2017, and can be downloaded from Apple iTunes and Android Market.  The thirty minute show will be hosted by the firm’s founder, Will M. Helixon, and his law partner, Jon M. Stanfield, with regular appearances by other members of the firm.

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