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ABOUT US

The Administrative and Civil Law Department (ADA) educates the broad spectrum of students attending The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School on three primary areas: Administrative Law, Legal Assistance and Professional Communications. Within Administrative Law, the ADA Faculty teach the following variety of topics relevant to the Department of Defense: administrative investigations, standards of conduct and ethics, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard component issues, the authority of commanders, the relationships between state and federal governments, government information practices, military personnel law, environmental law, labor law, and federal claims issues. The legal assistance component of ADA primarily focuses classroom instruction on consumer law, landlord-tenant law, family law, estate planning and tax law.  The Professional Communications Program educates the force on all aspects of legal writing and produces two publications, Military Law Review and The Army Lawyer.

COURSES COURSES

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3.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: July 2019.

Scope: This course presents the fundamentals of federal employment law and labor-management relations to Department of Defense (DoD) military and civilian attorneys.  The objective of this course is that students will be able to identify, evaluate, and resolve labor and employment law issues for commanders, managers, and supervisors.  Core topics include: adverse actions for misconduct, performance-based actions, Equal Employment Opportunity substantive law and procedure, federal labor-management relations, and prohibited personnel practices.

Prerequisites: This course is by INVITATION ONLY to DoD military and civilian attorneys who are serving in, or are pending assignment to, a federal employment law position.  Since this course is designed to be a basic employment law course, applicants should have no more than three years of employment law experience.  Paralegals and legal administrators who provide legal support to employment law attorneys may also apply.  All prospective students must complete the course application on the LCS website and submit it to the Course Manager for approval or disapproval.

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4 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: November 2018.

Scope: This course presents basic law and current developments in areas of interest to military legal assistance attorneys with an emphasis on consumer law, family law, and estate planning.  Core course offerings include:  introduction to estate planning, wills, and trusts; estate tax; probate; using the unified credit; preserving the marital deduction; drafting estate planning documents; survivor benefits; divorce and separation agreements; child support; child custody; family care plans and deployment.  Other core courses include:  consumer protection; landlord-tenant; taxation; immigration and naturalization; and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.  Students may receive optional training in professional responsibility.

Prerequisites: Military or civilian attorneys employed by the U.S. Government who work or are pending assignment in legal assistance or those attorneys who provide legal assistance services in the regular course of their duties.  Reserve Component attorneys may attend if they render legal assistance to eligible military members on a regular basis.  This course is also open to military and civilian paralegals who will be managing legal assistance offices or performing duties in supervisory positions requiring knowledge of these areas of the law.  Persons who have attended this course in the twenty-four (24) months preceding the course starting date are not eligible to attend.

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3.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: February 2019.

Scope: This course presents both basic law and current developments in areas of interest to military attorneys in administrative and civil law assignments.  Topics include:  administrative investigations; civilian personnel law; federal litigation; federal-state relations; military-related First Amendment issues and command authority matters; federal labor-management relations; military support to civilian law enforcement; morale, welfare, and recreation operations; government information practices; military personnel law; standards of conduct; environmental law; wounded warrior and veterans law; handling of sexual harassment complaints; and accountability for military property.  Classes taught during the course present areas of general applicability to installation-related legal practice.

Prerequisites: Military or civilian attorneys employed by the Department of Defense who work or are pending assignment in administrative and civil law.  It is also open to military and civilian paralegals who will be managing administrative and/or civil law offices or performing duties in supervisory positions requiring knowledge of these areas of the law.  Persons who have attended this or the Judge Advocate Officer Graduate Course (5-27-C22) within the last twenty-four months preceding the course starting date are not eligible to attend.

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4.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: November 2018.

Scope: This course presents an overview of federal income taxation for individuals, with special attention devoted to provisions of the Internal Revenue Code directly affecting military personnel.  Topics addressed during the course include the following:  introduction to federal income taxation principles; overview of tax forms; and instruction on filing status, gross income, itemized deductions, rental property, real estate taxation, individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), credits, and tax on capital gains; deployment and casualty tax issues; and tax program management.

Prerequisites: Military or civilian attorneys employed by the U.S. Government, who assist authorized personnel and family members with the filing of federal or state income tax returns.  This course is limited to those who have not attended an Income Tax CLE in the past twenty-four (24) months or who have little or no tax return preparation experience.  It is also open to military and civilian paralegals who will be managing tax assistance centers.

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4.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: August 2019.

Scope: This is an introductory course that presents practice-oriented instruction encompassing problems confronting government attorneys in federal civil litigation.  Instruction is provided in federal civil litigation subjects, including:  the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; case management; discovery; the Federal Tort Claims Act; the Administrative Procedure Act; requests for official information; Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act litigation; the Court of Federal Claims; depositions; official immunity; pleadings and motion practice; and mediation in federal courts.

Prerequisites: This course is by INVITATION ONLY, and is primarily designed to be an introductory course for U.S. Department of Defense military and civilian attorneys who are serving in, or pending assignment to, a federal civil litigation position.  Paralegals who provide legal support to federal civil litigation attorneys may also apply.  Applicants should have no more than two years of federal civil litigation experience, and not previously attended the course.

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3.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: October 2018.

Scope: To provide ethics counselors and leaders supervising ethics counselors fundamentals for their duties as ethics counselors.  The course is primarily designed for attorneys with little experience in the area or former ethics counselors who, after some time, have been recently re-designated to provide ethics advice.  Topics include: ethics counselor fundamentals; gifts; conflicts of interest; outside activities; post-government employment restrictions; completion and review of financial disclosure reports; relationships with non-federal entities; travel and transportation rules; the Joint Ethics Regulation; program reviews; dealing with contractors in the workplace; and running an effective ethics program.

Prerequisites: This course is by INVITATION ONLY to DoD military and civilian attorneys who are appointed, work as, or are pending assignment as ethics counselors.  Supervisory military and civilian paralegals performing significant duties in this area of the law are also eligible to attend.  Due to the demand for this course, students are ineligible to attend if they have attended this course in the last thirty-six (36) months.

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DESKBOOKS / HANDBOOKS

DOCUMENT LIBRARIES

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (CAC Only)

CLAIMS (CAC Only)

LEGAL ASSISTANCE (CAC Only)

JAGCONNECT

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (CAC Only)

CLAIMS (CAC Only)

LEGAL ASSISTANCE (CAC Only)


USEFUL LINKS *

STUDENT SERVICES

PME / COMMAND COURSES

OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ISSUANCES

ARMY PUBLISHING DIRECTORATE

ARMY HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND

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* Any links to private organizations are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement by TJAGLCS, the Department of the Army, or the Department of Defense.

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