Sunday, 20 September 2020

Admitting Hearsay

Brass legal scales

By Capt Ryan Crnkovich and Capt Adam Merzel. This article summarizes the Air Force’s current guidance with respect to the admission of hearsay at administrative discharge proceedings.

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Forewarned is Forearmed

Judge's gavel in front of American flag.

Book Review by Lt Col Jeremy McKissack. Junior and experienced military defense counsel alike will benefit from the book's (The United States v. You) concise explanations about the military justice process and trial preparation.

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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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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 12

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 12 with Major Chris Bailey

Episode 12: In this episode, we discuss the Air Force JAG Corps Exchange Officer Program with Major Chris Bailey, the current Exchange Officer attached to the Royal Australian Air Force in Canberra Australia.

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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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