The Foreign Service Journal, November 2013

66 NOVEMBER 2013 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS n LEGAL SERVICES ATTORNEY WITH 32 YEARS’ successful experience SPECIALIZING FULL-TIME IN FS GRIEVANCES will more than double your chance of winning: 30% of grievants win before the Grievance Board; 85% of my clients win. Only a private attorney can ade- quately develop and present your case, including necessary regs, arcane legal doctrines, precedents and rules. Call Bridget R. Mugane at: Tel: (301) 596-0175 or (202) 387-4383. Free initial telephone consultation. EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING FS officers in griev- ances, performance, promotion and tenure, financial claims, discrimina- tion and disciplinary actions. We represent FS officers at all stages of the proceedings from an investigation, issuance of proposed discipline or the initiation of a grievance, through to a hearing before the FSGB. We provide experienced, timely and knowledgeable advice to employees from junior untenured officers through the Senior FS, and often work closely with AFSA. Kalijarvi, Chuzi & Newman. Tel: (202) 331-9260. E-mail: WILLS/ESTATE PLANNING by attorney who is a former FSO. Have your will reviewed and updated, or a new one prepared. No charge for initial consultation. M. Bruce Hirshorn, Boring & Pilger, P.C. 307 Maple Ave. W., Suite D, Vienna VA 22180 Tel: (703) 281-2161. Fax: (703) 281-9464. E-mail: ATTORNEYS EXPERIENCED IN representing Foreign Service officers and intelligence community members in civil and criminal investi- gations, administrative inquiries, IG issues, grievances, disciplinary investigations and security clearance issues. Extensive State Depart- ment experience, both as counsel to the IG and in L, and in represent- ing individual officers. 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