Samuel F. Wright

Captain, JAGC, USN (Ret.)
Director, Service Members Law Center
(800) 809-9448, ext. 730
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CAPT Sam Wright, Service Members Law Center director, has authored and co-authored over 500 law reviews on areas of law affecting citizen warriors. The Law Review Library contains the law reviews organized chronologically and by subject index.

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State Laws
As a service to all serving Citizen Warriors, the Service Members Law Center has compiled
individual states' laws concerning military leave for public employees.
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Other Resources

arrow_right_red USERRA Law Review Basics: A brief PowerPoint presentation outlining basic USERRA information and the subject index structure of the Law Review Library.
arrow_right_red Local military legal assistance: This website will lead you (using your zip code) to the nearest military legal assistance office.
> SCRA text with recent amendments by John S. Odom, Jr.
arrow_right_red ESGR: Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve
> Military Family Law - Legal Assistance from N.C. State Bar

About the SMLC
> SMLC Fact Sheet
> Bio: SMLC Director, CAPT Samuel F. Wright

  •  Provide information to service members, employers, attorneys, reporters, state & federal legislative staff, and others about the basic laws relating to the service member/employer relationship and other civil rights and voting laws of direct applicability to the Reserve Component service member.
  • Areas of focus include:
    - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
    - Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
    - Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA)
  • Provides a center of excellence to assist individual inquires, attorney and reporter requests, and requests for assistance from bar associations and law schools. CAPT Sam Wright (Ret.), the Center Director, is available to speak at CLE programs and to law schools.
  • The Center does not accept clients nor does it engage in the practice of law. We advise recipients of information that the information should not be construed as legal advice and that the individual may wish to consider retaining an attorney licensed in the inquirer's home state. 
  • The SLC historically has not charged any fee for its services although it grateful accepts donations which can be made to the Defense Education Forum, a 501 c (3) non-profit educational entity.