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ART of Law at Hill AFB: A new podcast series from the legal office

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  • By Richard Essary
  • 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Have you ever wondered about the legal aspects of estate planning, family law, or consumer protection? Do you wish you could get reliable and timely information from the experts without having to schedule an appointment or wait for a written reply?

If so, you might be interested in the new podcast series from the legal office at Hill Air Force Base called, ART of Law at Hill AFB.

The ART of Law stands for Available, Responsive, and Timely–the three key words that inspired the legal office to create this innovative platform for delivering legal information to Airmen and retirees.

The series will cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to the legal needs and interests of the Hill AFB community, such as wills, divorce, immigration consumer protection, landlord tenant and Servicemember Civil Relief Act rights and more.

The podcast series will feature the legal expertise of attorneys in the office, some of whom have many years practicing law in the military and in private practice before coming back to the Air Force in a civilian capacity.

They will share their insights and tips on various legal issues and answer some of the most frequently asked questions their team receives. The series will also draw on expertise from off base when necessary, such as in the immigration podcast, which features a senior official from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

“We wanted to provide a convenient and accessible way for our clients to get the information they need, when they need it, and where they need it,” said Brad Bell, 75th Air Base Wing civil law division attorney and one of the creators of the series. “We hope that by listening to the podcast, our clients will be able to make better informed decisions and avoid common legal pitfalls.”

One of the topics that the podcast series will cover is wills, which are legal documents that specify how a person’s property and affairs should be handled after their death.

“Wills are very important for anyone who has assets or dependents, as they can help avoid conflicts and confusion among the heirs,” Bell said. “In our podcast, we will explain the basics of wills, such as what they should include, how they should be executed.”

The podcast format allows listeners to access the information at their convenience, whether they are at home, in the car, or on the go. They can also replay the episodes as many times as they want in case they miss or forget any important details. The episodes are short and concise, providing the essential facts and tips without any unnecessary jargon or complexity.

Bell said the legal office wants the podcast series to empower listeners with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions and avoid legal pitfalls. However, he emphasized it is not intended to replace individual legal assistance or representation.

“If listeners have specific questions or issues that require personal attention, they are encouraged to contact the legal office and set up an appointment with a legal professional,” Bell said.

The ART of the Law podcast series is available on various streaming platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. You can also find the episodes on the legal office’s website.

The legal office welcomes feedback and suggestions from listeners. Send an email to

“Our goal is to support our active and retired Airmen by providing the information they need,” Bell said. “We hope they will find this a useful tool to aid them in their understanding of the law.”

(This article was written with the assistance of an AI language model.)