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The Army Lawyer | Issue 4 2020 The Army Lawyer | Issue 4 2020

The Calm in the Storm

The concept of judge advocates providing principled counsel has long been part of the culture of our Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, even though we did not term it as such. Often, we may...

Considerations for the New Contract Trial Attorney

Y ou are the newest trial attorney in the Army’s Contract and Fiscal Law Division (KFLD). You’ve gotten up to speed on all the ongoing cases you inherited upon your arrival and are working...

Assessing Leaders from the Bottom Up

Our sons and daughters of this nation deserve good leadership. If you look at readiness, if you look at combat power, the most important element of that is not technology. It’s not the guns,...

Exceptions to Ex Parte Communications

[The no-contact rule] contributes to the proper functioning of the legal system by protecting a person who has chosen to be represented by a lawyer in a matter against possible overreaching by...

Jack of All Trades, Master of One

Expertise and Versatility Can Be Mutually Supporting In 2017, Lieutenant General (LTG) Charles N. Pede, The Judge Advocate General (TJAG) of the Army, announced a shift in the Army Judge...

How 9/11 Changed the JAG Corps Forever

A s the Regiment looks back, it is remarkable to think about how the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps was catapulted into the deep, complex, and intense legal environment that ensued as a...

You Asked Me How I Feel

I am who I am; I CANNOT change that. You asked how I feel; I will tell you, but you will never personally understand. Teammates, you have asked me recently, “How do you feel about...

211th OBC Graduation Speech

On 2 July 2020, the outgoing Dean at The Judge Advocate General’s School, Colonel (COL) Jerrett W. Dunlap Jr., addressed the 211th Officer Basic Course (OBC) graduating class. This was COL...

War, Peace, and Pandemic: Commander's Authority During COVID-19

In January 2020, when the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began sweeping across mainland China and the world quickly thereafter, command teams immediately started to plan their attack against the...

Advising the Ethical Playing Field

[E] thics seem to serve as both the first line of defense in maintaining order and the last line of defense in preserving honor. Ethics also prove difficult to teach, because instilling an idea...

An Antidote for Toxic Complaints

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man’s nature runs to the more ought law to weed it out. 1 It is an unfortunate reality that some complaints are filed for wicked reasons....

Why Scholarly Publishing Matters for JAs

Military lawyers often have valuable experiences and original ideas that could make important contributions to the law, the military, and society; but, it takes motivation and—some may...

Using RCM 703A to Build a Better Case

An unknown suspect. An uncorroborated eyewitness account. An encrypted device. What is the common thread between these unrelated investigative issues? The solution to all three can often be...

The Mosaic Principle

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying,...

George Bahamonde

It was the fall of 1974, and I was teaching a class in International Law to the Advance Course—now, the Graduate Course. As was the case for all U.S. Army The Judge Advocate General’s School...

From Shining Shoes to CW5

Warrant officers (WO) have served alongside Army lawyers as early as the 1920s, but were not officially a part of what was previously known as the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Department—now...

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Putting Principled Counsel into Action

“But, Sir…” What Does Principled Counsel Look Like in Action? “Sir, you can’t fire on that target!” Or, “You can’t buy ammunition for the Iraqis…” These examples might resonate for a law of armed conflict (LOAC) opinion or an ethics or fiscal law dilemma, but in the day-to-day give-and-take practice of law with the best clients in the world, rarely is it so clear cut. It’s more nuanced; more contextual. And context always matters. Take questions like: How do we find a...

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