Thursday, 2 July 2020

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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AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 11

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 11 with Brigadier General Mark Maldonado

Episode 11: Part 2, of the interview with Brig Gen Mark Maldonado, the current Commander for the D.C. Air National Guard. In this part, we discuss his perspective on mentorship, the Air Force, tips for selecting a career path, and thoughts on the JAG Corp at large.

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AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 10

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 10 with Brigadier General Mark Maldonado

Episode 10: Part 1, of an interview with Brig Gen Mark Maldonado, the current Commander for the D.C. Air National Guard, who also holds the remarkable achievement of attaining 3 AF Specialty Codes (AFSCs) through his career as a pilot, personnelist, and a judge advocate.

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AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 9

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 9 with (Ret.) Major Eric McGreevy

Episode 9: In today’s episode we interview retired Major Eric McGreevy on "Effective Listening,” a topic rarely trained upon, generally misunderstood, but likely one of the most important skill sets in a leader’s toolbox.

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AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 8

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 8 with Captain Thomas Govan

Episode 8: Part 2 of a two-part interview with Captain Thomas Govan. In Part 2, we dive into Captain Govan's experience in oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court and some of his main takeaways.

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AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 7

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 7 with Captain Thomas Govan

Episode 7: Part 1 of an interview with Capt Thomas Govan on his experience in successfully arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court. In this part, we discuss an overview of the case, how he was selected to present oral argument, and the preparation he took.

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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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