Tag Archives: Civil Law

Navy Environmental Law Practice – Marine Mammal Research

By Lt. Cmdr. Gavan Montague, Assistant Environmental Counsel, U.S. Fleet Forces Command It’s safe to say that the Navy is a unique client when it comes to environmental law. Many of the challenges are intuitive when you consider the Navy is a kinetic force designed to win wars, deter aggression, and maintain freedom of the seas. The Navy engages in unique …

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Code in Perspective: Administrative Law (Code 13)

Located in the Pentagon, the Administrative Law Division (Code 13), which is a component of the Naval Civil Law Support Activity, is an office of 19 uniformed attorneys, two civilian attorneys, and three civilian employees. Known as The JAG’s Law Firm―the division is subdivided into four focused branches: Personnel Law; Standards of Conduct and Government Ethics; Legislation, Regulations, Freedom of Information …

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RLSO NW Partners with USCIS for Naturalization Ceremony During Seattle Seafair Fleet Week

From Region Legal Service Office Northwest Raising your hand to defend a country of which you are not a citizen is truly one of the greatest sacrifices an individual can make. Since October 2001, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has naturalized over 110,000 members of the military. The Legal Assistance Department of Region Legal Service Office Northwest …

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Navy Releases Online Legal Assistance Resources

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs The Naval Legal Service Command recently unveiled new online legal resources for those eligible for military legal assistance. The new resources at Navy JAG Corps website include legal brochures on legal assistance topics that commonly affect military members and special power of attorney forms. “A power of attorney is an important and very …

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Annual Military U.S. Citizenship Oath Ceremony aboard the USS Midway Museum

By Mr. Charles S. McQueen, Region Legal Service Office Southwest  On July 1, 62 active duty, reserves, and military dependents took the oath of citizenship on board the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California.  As the Region Legal Service Office Southwest (RLSO SW) U.S. Citizenship Program Manager, I spent months planning this event and coordinating with the Department of …

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Naval Civil Law Support Activity Change of Command

The Naval Civil Law Support Activity held a change of command and retirement ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard on July 8. During the traditional change of command ceremony, presided over by the Judge Advocate General of the Navy Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III, Rear Adm. Kirk Foster was relieved by Capt. Paul Kiamos, as the Commander, Naval Civil Law Support Activity, and the Assistant Judge Advocate …

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My JAG Corps Story – Mr. Michael Yedinak

My JAG Corps Story: View Navy JAG Corps videos showcasing the diverse work of enlisted Sailors, officers, and civilians. Meet Mr. Michael Yedinak, a Navy and Marine Corps Disability Attorney. Navy and Marine Corps disability attorneys can assist you throughout the integrated disability evaluation system (IDES)/medical evaluation board process and ensure your rights are protected. Visit the Navy Judge Advocate …

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2015 ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel Distinguished Service Awards

The Navy JAG Community proudly nominated four attorneys and two commands for 2015 Distinguished Service Awards from the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP). We are very pleased to announce that the LAMP Committee has acknowledged the Navy’s outstanding legal assistance program by making the Navy the only Service to receive four 2015 LAMP …

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Avoiding Political Pitfalls This Election Season

By Lt. Cmdr. Deni Baykan, Administrative Law It’s election season. So, what does that mean for you as an active-duty service member? One of our most important obligations of citizenship is casting a ballot and making our voices heard by voting. The Department of Defense encourages all members of the Armed Forces to register and vote. The DoD actively supports the …

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Staying Out of Trouble During March Madness

By Lt. Kathy Paradis, Administrative Law (Code 13) Mid-March generally brings to mind warmer temperatures, longer days, and perhaps a little luck o’ the Irish. For many sports fans, it also marks the beginning of one of the most wonderful times of the year: the NCAA March Madness Tournament! If you’re one of the millions of people who gets caught up …

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