Sunday, 20 September 2020

Civil Law Articles

  • Gone Fishin': Discovery and Personnel Records

  • "More than a Dependent": Legal Professionals Advocating for Legislative Changes for Professional Military Spouses Employment

  • Confronting a Worst-Case Scenario: Tyndall AFB & Hurricane Michael

  • Beyond Snowden: Understanding the Military Whistleblower Protection Act

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Protect Against Mayhem

Illustration of a two-car accident. A red van against a silver sedan.

By Col John Kiel, Jr. The irony is, that by singling out GAP insurance, the DoD has created a situation where service members are forced to buy lesser GAP coverage through insurance companies or third party companies.

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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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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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“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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Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael making landfall along the Florida Panhandle

By Lt Col Daniel Watson. A member of the weather flight mentioned they were “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

Judge's courtroom bench

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

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Logo and American Flag

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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