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Advising the Undocumented Military Spouse

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By Capt Aaron Petty. Although both parole in place and DACA may offer the undocumented military spouse peace of mind, legal assistance attorneys should ensure clients fully understand the benefits and limitations of each type of relief, as well as the eligibility criteria for both.

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Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like a Contract

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By Capt Matthew Ormsbee. As legal assistance attorneys and paralegals, we draft our clients’ requested estate planning documents, oversee document execution, and generally consider our work done. But it is also our job to ensure that clients’ later efforts to use their estate documents are as painless as possible.

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How to Achieve Success in Federal Magistrate Court

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By Capt David Rolek & Capt Gabriel Bush. Beyond the relevant AFI, there is little Air Force guidance available to JAGs on the administration and prosecution of magistrate court cases. This article identifies four practical ways JAGs can achieve success as SAUSAs in federal magistrate court...

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Anticipatory Self-Defense

By Maj Megan Mallone and Capt Christine Seibert. Anticipatory self-defense has been recognized by the international community after it was first articulated in 1837 in the Caroline case. There are two types of anticipatory attacks in self-defense: pre-emptive and preventive. The distinction is nuanced and often misunderstood...

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Writing & Scholarship Opportunities

The Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School (AFJAGS) invites interested authors to participate in two exciting opportunities to receive recognition for writing and scholarship efforts--(1) National Security Law Writing Competition and (2) National Security Law Writing Workshop.

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@wingsja get to know @wingpublicaffairs before it happens #crisis

By Col Jeffrey Palomino and MSgt Todd Wivell. There is no such thing as a local story. In a day and age where 72% of Americans get news on their mobile device, everything has the ability to be newsworthy everywhere all the time…. “Our success as an Air Force will, in part, be dependent on how well we communicate…

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