4.5 Days. Offered Once Annually.
Scope: The Military Justice Leaders Course provides military justice leaders with specialized training on the effective management of criminal justice legal systems, processes, and personnel. Through classroom instruction and highly qualified peer mentorship, students will learn how to supervise, train and develop their subordinate counsel; obtain an in-depth understanding of the rules and methodologies of pretrial preparation and processes (selecting panel members, negotiating plea agreements, utilizing the new procedures available under Article 30a), achieve an understanding of the rules and best practices of post-trial court-martial actions, while exploring select specialized topics, e.g., working with Special Victim Counsel and leading and managing civilian employees.
Prerequisites: This course is designed for active duty Judge Advocates from all services who currently serve, or are scheduled to serve, as military justice managers, in particular, chiefs of justice and senior defense counsel. Reserve component Judge Advocates, senior non-commissioned officers and senior civilian personnel may also attend on a space available basis.
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