Thursday, 2 July 2020

Spotlight

The Procedural Guide

A close-up of a judge's gavel in his hand © iStock.com/RichLegg

By Lt Col Bryon Gleisner. The procedural guide is an important step in the triggering of legal ramifications for both the accused and the government. Incorrect completion and reading of the procedural guide could have drastic consequences and result in needless litigation.

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Hurricane Michael Response

Ambulance Bay (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Caitlin Guinazu/RELEASED)

By Maj Vincent DeFabo. This article will address what medical law practitioners and other legal professionals should do before, during, and after a natural disaster, based on the lessons learned from Hurricane Michael.

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W. Hays Parks and the Law of War

DoD Photo (Archive): W. Hays Parks discusses issues related to the Geneva Convention with reporters at the Pentagon on April 7, 2003.

By Maj R. Scott Adams. W. Hays Parks’ work deserves serious study by judge advocates today. His work provides insight, both as a challenge to modern-day thinking, and as a plethora of practical guides to important areas of international humanitarian law.

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Gone Fishin’

Photo fishing on the lake at sunset. Photo © iStock.com/smiltena

By Capt James Woodruff II. Opposing counsel routinely ask for personnel documents… In this article, we’ll walk through what we do at the LLFSC, how we typically interact with the office that receives a request and help to alleviate cumbersome “fishin’ expeditions”....

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THE JAG IN THE ARENA

AC-130U "Spooky" Gunship

By Lt Col Jason DeSon. Many military lawyers might believe they are only in the arena when they are in the courtroom. Nothing can be further from the truth—especially for the operational lawyer.

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Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime

Book Review

Book Review by Capt Matthew Blyth. During times of war, both government and citizens take actions that exceed necessity and threaten individual liberties. Stone’s offers timeless lessons for legal professionals about the intersection of free expression and national security.

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“MORE THAN A DEPENDENT”

Modified illustration © iStock.com/Feodora Chiosea Barriers faced by military spouses in their careers. Vector of military spouses lagging behind in their career growth and divided by PCS gap.

By Lt Col Charlton Meginley. Professional military spouses are more than dependents. Many have more education, higher earning potential, and job satisfaction than their military spouse. Yet, most are often forced to quit their job and start over in the new PCS location.

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The Captain’s Choice

3 faces (frowning, neutral, and smiling) with check boxes next to them. Checkmark next to the smiling face.

By Lt Col Matthew Dunham. A leadership lesson in attitude. You can’t always control what happens around you, or even to you, but in every situation you always have a choice to make.

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Playing the MIDFIELD

Individual pointing to screen graphics and highlighting LAW. Graphic illustration. Photo background © iStock.com/alexsl

By Col Jeremy Weber. Law plays a central role in national power, and pretty much every other area of life. It is time we recognize a legal instrument of power to better incorporate the legal domain into our strategic planning.

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