Tag Archives: Civil Law

Power of attorney: Which one do I need?

By Maj. Stacey Guthartz Cohen, JFHQ-NCR/MDW JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. – After nearly a decade and a half of war, service members and their spouses are likely familiar with general powers of attorney. The most common type of power of attorney is a durable, general power of attorney. This document transfers nearly every legal right a person has to another individual. Durable …

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LAMP 2014 Distinguished Service Awards

The Navy JAG Community proudly nominated five legal assistance attorneys and three commands for the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP) 2014 Distinguished Service Awards. We are pleased to announce that the LAMP Committee acknowledged the Navy’s outstanding legal assistance program by making Navy the only service to receive three 2014 LAMP Distinguished Service Awards. The following recipients …

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RLSO NDW Holds Sexual Assault Prevention Workshop

By Lt. j.g. Ryan Kennedy, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW) Members of Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW) traveled to Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS Patuxent River) and provided a sexual assault prevention and response workshop exercise for members of Scientific Development Squadron One (VXS-1) on Feb. 13, 2015. The two-hour workshop helped fulfill the …

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Justice Department Reaches Settlement to Resolve Allegations Concerning Illegal Car Repossessions Against Service Members

By the Legal Assistance Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy  Good news for service members Santander Consumer USA, Inc., agreed to pay at least $9.35 million to settle a lawsuit by the Department of Justice (DoJ) alleging that the lender violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).  The proposed consent order represents the largest settlement for …

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Tax Season: What You Need to Know

By Legal Assistance Directorate When does tax season start and end? The tax season began January 20th and ends April 15th for people in the United States and June 15th for those stationed overseas.  Those stationed in combat zones get an automatic extension of 180 days from the last date that the member is in a combat zone. Are there …

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Promotion

Lt. Jocelyn Loftus-Williams’ father pins on her new rank of lieutenant commander during a ceremony held at the Washington Navy Yard Dec. 1.

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IRS Presents Judge Advocate with Service Award

By Lt. P. Tyson Marx, Legal Assistance Directorate Two senior members from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), flew to Washington, D.C. from Atlanta, Ga., to present Lt. Ericka Droguett, judge advocate assigned to Office of the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Assistance Policy Division, with their Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication Service Award at the Washington Navy Yard, Nov. 13, 2014.  Robin …

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Pre-Deployment Brief

Lt. Justin Biolo from Region Legal Service Office Southwest, assists Sailors and their families at a pre-deployment brief in the hangar bay aboard aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

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What’s in an OJAG Code?

Environmental Law By Lt. Cmdr. Hollis Simodynes, Environmental Law (Code 12) The Office of the Judge Advocate General Environmental Law Division (Code 12) provides subject matter expertise to the Navy Judge Advocate General on the impact of environmental law on naval operations.  Given the increasing focus over the last 15 years by regulators and non-governmental organizations on potential impacts from …

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