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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. Capacity: ??? Students. Offered ??? Times Annually. Next Offering: ???.

Prerequisites: Military or civilian attorneys employed by the Federal Government who work or are pending assignment in civilian personnel law or labor law. Military and civilian paralegals who will be managing civilian personnel or labor law offices or performing duties in supervisory positions requiring knowledge of these areas of the law may attend. Legal Administrators in the grade of CW2 or above may attend. The LCS CSM and Chief Warrant Officer will review Paralegal and Legal Administrator applicants to approve attendance. Individuals are not eligible to attend if they previously attended the course within twenty-four months of the course starting date.

Scope: This course focuses on the law of federal employment and federal labor-management relations. Topics include the following: hiring, classification, promotion, and discharge of employees under current civil service laws and regulations; roles of the Office of Personnel Management, Merit Systems Protection Board, and the Office of Special Counsel; grievance and adverse action procedures; substantive standards for adverse actions; reduction-in-force procedures; and equal employment opportunity law. Topics covered under federal labor-management relations include the following: the rights and duties of management and labor under Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978; roles of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and the Federal Service Impasses Panel; representation activities; negotiation of labor contracts; unfair labor practices complaints; procedures for arbitration of grievances; and labor law implications of contracting out..

Application to attend at unit expense

4 Days. Capacity: ??? Students. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: 23 - 27 January 2017.

Prerequisites: Military or civilian attorneys employed by the US 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.

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.

Application to attend at unit expense

4.5 Days. Capacity: ??? Students. Offered ??? Times Annually. Next Offering: 12 - 16 September 2016.

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 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..

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..

Application to attend at unit expense

4.5 Days. Capacity: ??? Students. Offered Two Times Annually. Next Offering: 30 January - 10 February 2017.

Prerequisites: Military or civilian attorneys employed by the US 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.

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..

Application to attend at unit expense

4.5 Days. Capacity: ??? Students. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: 21 - 25 August 2017.

Prerequisites: This course is by INVITATION ONLY and is limited to military or civilian attorneys employed by the US Government and whose primary duties are to defend the government's interests in federal civil litigation and military and civilian paralegals assigned to support those attorneys.

Scope: This is a demanding, practice-oriented course that presents intensive instruction and exercises encompassing problems confronting government attorneys in federal litigation. Instruction is provided in federal litigation subjects, including the following: the federal rules of civil procedure; case management; discovery; judicial review; official immunity; pleadings and motion practice; and mediation in federal courts.

Application to attend at unit expense

3.5 Days. Capacity: ??? Students. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: 17 April - 5 May 2017.

Prerequisites: Military or civilian attorneys employed by the Department of Defense who are appointed, work as, or are pending assignment as ethics counselors may attend. Supervisory military and civilian paralegals performing significant duties in this area of law are also eligible to attend. Others may attend by INVITATION ONLY. 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.

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; private organizational relationships; travel and transportation rules; the Joint Ethics Regulation; program reviews; dealing with contractors in the workplace; and running an effective ethics program..

Application to attend at unit expense

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RESOURCES

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)


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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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