Sunday, 17 November 2019

Civil Law Articles

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Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael making landfall along the Florida Panhandle

By Lt Col Daniel Watson. A member of the weather flight mentioned something about “keeping an eye on something” in the Caribbean Sea, but there was definitely no sense of alarm in the briefer’s demeanor…. We had no idea this would be our last day together as a group.

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Beyond Snowden

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By Lt Col Aaron Jackson. Whistleblower cases provide a fascinating look into the inner workings of AF organization, leadership, and command. While this article cannot replace a full review of AFI 90-301 and the MWPA, it provides lawyers and JAGs with a quick primer on how to review and process these complex cases.

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Culture Wars

By Mr. Thomas G. Becker, Col (Ret), USAF. Media accounts of the events surrounding Col Bohannon’s decision not to sign the certificate of appreciation for his retiring noncommissioned officer’s same-sex spouse aren’t clear. After consulting several sources, this is my understanding of what happened.

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Military Sexual Assault Testimony

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By Maj Douglas DeVore II. The following describes a specific case where the federal officer removal statute was implicated through the creative use by civilian counsel. This article sets forth considerations that JAGs should consider when analyzing a case that implicates multiple jurisdictions.

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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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The Air Force SVC Program: The First Five Years

Special Victims’ Counsel

By Lt Col Rhea Lagano, Maj Sarah Edmundson, and Maj L. Dustin Grant. January 2017 marked the four-year anniversary of the Air Force Special Victims’ Counsel (SVC) program’s formal establishment…. As the Air Force SVC program enters its fifth year, this article will review the SVC program development...

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