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OPM Issues Another Favorable Ruling For Client In Selective Service Case

Posted by Marc Smith | Aug 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

On August 28, 2010, OPM issued another favorable determination for a client who failed to register with the Selective Service when eligible.  The fact pattern is very similar to the other recent Selective Services cases we have successfully handled before OPM.  The client, who is now employed by the Department of Treasury, lived in the United States as an undocumented alien for the majority of time he was eligible to register with the Selective Service.

Recognizing that our client was not living in the mainstream of society while undocumented, Selective Service issued a status letter with a determination that our client's failure to register was not knowing and willful.  With this letter from Selective Service and other supporting documentation, OPM also determined that our client's failure to register was not knowing or willful, and our client was permitted to continue his federal employment.

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Marc Smith

Marc J. Smith is a Rockville, Maryland employment attorney and a founding member of the law firm formerly known as Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC. In 2018, after 18 years managing Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC's employment counseling and litigation practice, Marc launched his own boutique practice...


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The Law Office of Marc J. Smith, LLC is a boutique employment law practice based in downtown Rockville, Maryland near the Montgomery County Circuit and District Courts. The Firm’s practice focuses exclusively in the employment law arena and provides counseling, litigation and a wide range of other employment-related services to employers and employees throughout the State of Maryland, Washington D.C. and other jurisdictions. The Firm also represents individuals who have failed to register with the Selective Service System and who are trying to apply for or maintain federal employment.