Tag Archives: Civil Law

Judge advocate provides pro bono service

By Lt. Jonathan Hawkins, Region Legal Service Office Southeast Judge advocates, unlike many civilian attorneys, are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  At a moment’s notice, judge advocates must be ready to serve our clients whenever and wherever required.   However, military duties do not preclude the opportunity to perform meaningful pro bono work, as Lt. Cmdr. …

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Spot Delivery Car Sales

By Capt. Tom Wallace, Navy Reserve Administrative Law This article is not a substitute for individual legal advice and readers are advised that they should consult a lawyer to obtain proper advice for any legal issue. The most common car purchase problem reported to Navy legal assistance providers by Sailors and dependents is the “spot delivery” or “yo-yo” car sale.  …

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NLSO EURAFSWA and BUMED Assist Sailor and Family with Living Donor Program

By Lt. Candice Albright with contributions by Information Systems Technician 1st Class Christopher Cookson It was the end of my first week at the Naval Legal Service Office in Naples, Italy, when Information Systems Technician 1st Class Christopher Cookson walked in my door.  The day prior, Cookson learned that his father, U.S. Air Force retired Master Sgt. Culinary Specialist Ronald …

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Navy Tax Centers Open for Tax Preparation

By Dania Bardavid, Office of the Judge Advocate General More than 100 Navy Tax Assistance Centers around the world are now open for business, ready to assist Sailors and their family members with their taxes. Tax Assistance Centers provide Sailors, retirees and their dependent family members, as well as reservists in limited cases, and DoD civilians overseas or deployed with …

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SCRA Enforcement Protects San Diego Service Members

 Navy and Marine Corps Judge Advocates Team With US Attorney to Protect Sailors and Marines through the Service Members’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA)  Lt. Charles Schierer, Region Legal Service Office Southwest The Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (50 USC App §§501-593) traces its roots to the Civil War, when Congress first enacted a moratorium on civil actions brought against Soldiers and Sailors.  …

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What’s in an OJAG Code?

Information Operations and Intelligence Law – Code 18 By Cmdr. Andrew Levitz Information Operations and Intelligence Law – Code 18 OJAG’s Code 18 was established in October 2009 in response to the critical need for a JAG community of experts in information operations, intelligence law, and cyber law and policy. Its establishment complimented the Navy’s unveiling of the Information Dominance …

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