Duquesne Law Review


Peter F. Vaira


A problem frequently encountered today in general law practice involves an individual who, after having been released from one of the armed services with a discharge in some degree less than the normal honorable discharge, seeks the aid of a lawyer in changing the discharge. The effects of an unfavorable discharge are beyond the scope of this article. It is sufficient to note, however, that a discharge in any degree less than honorable carries a mark of social stigma and, more seriously, often acts as a bar to employment and educational opportunities.

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