July 3, 2014

Pago Pago, American Samoa native serves aboard USS Harry S. Truman

Petty Officer Jasmine Laumoli serves aboard USS Harry S. Truman....

July 1, 2014

Navy Lawyer Completes Summer Immersion Portion of Program for Emerging Leaders

U.S. Navy Lt. Ryan J. Sylvester, judge advocate assigned to Defense Service Office North, recently completed the Summer Immersion portion of the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction’s (WMD Center) Program for Emerging Leaders (PEL) at National Defense University (NDU). He was selected for this program as part of the seventh PEL class of 25 members, which has representatives from across the services and the U.S. Government.

June 6, 2014

2014 Outstanding Navy Legal Professional

During the 2014 Law Day celebration held on May 2nd at the Kitsap County Courthouse in Port Orchard, WA, the Kitsap County Bar Association recognized Lt. Lauren F. Hanzel, Naval Submarine Support Center, Bangor staff judge advocate, as the 2014 Outstanding Navy Legal Professional. 

June 5, 2014

2013 OJAG and NLSC Civilians of the Year

Please join us in congratulating the Office of the Judge Advocate General and Naval Legal Service Command 2013 Civilians of the Year. Mr. Daniel Barnes, Military Personnel Division, 2013 Senior Civilian of the Year As Deputy Director and Supervisor...

June 3, 2014

Navy bids fond farewell to Italian employee with four decades of service

The Region Legal Service Office, and the greater Navy community in Naples, bid a farewell to Concetta Henderson on April 29th, 2014, as she retired after over four decades of service. As an Italian local national, Mrs. Hen...

May 13, 2014

Admiralty & Maritime Law Division – Home of the Silver Oar 

When the going gets tough, the tough call the Admiralty and Maritime Law Division (Code 11), within Naval Civil Law Support Activity.  Code 11 provides legal advice to the Fleet worldwide, adjudicates claims against the Navy, asserts claims on behalf of the Navy, and serves as agency counsel supporting the Department of Justice in federal lawsuits involving the Navy. 

April 29, 2014

Judge Advocate General's Corps In-Service Procurement Program

 The FY-14 Judge Advocate General's Corps In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) Selection Board met on January 30th, 2014 and considered 11 highly qualified applicants. Due to unique circumstances this year, two exceptional applicants will commission through this program.

Feb. 24, 2014

NLSC Junior Officer, Sailor of the Quarter

It is my distinct pleasure to recognize outstanding judge advocates and legalmen for professional excellence and dedication to service. I am pleased to announce that the following ind...

Feb. 18, 2014

Navy Lawyer Expands Horizons at Sea Practicing Operational Law

From leaving the turmoil of a war-torn nation following the break-up of the Soviet Union, to now teaching thousands of Navy and Marine Corps operators in the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (BOXARG) the law of armed conflict,  Lt. Givi Tibaneli, a Navy judge advocate, is on an eight-month deployment practicing a unique and specialized form of his profession.

Feb. 3, 2014

2013 Legalman & Sailor of the Year

Please join us in congratulating Legalman 1st Class (SW/AW)  Michael Monteith on his selection as the 2013 Judge Advocate General Legalman of the Year, and Legalman 1st Class (SW/AW) Earl Brown on his selection as the 2013 Naval Legal Service Command Sailor of the Year.

Jan. 30, 2014

Farewell to Shirley Huffman

Shirley Huffman will celebrate her retirement after almost three decades of civil service on Jan. 31. Huffman started her long career of Government service as a legal clerk for the Office of th...

Jan. 23, 2014

International & Operational Law

The Office of the Judge Advocate General International and Operational Law Division (Code 10) provides legal services in diverse areas involvi...

Dec. 3, 2013

Haitian Orphanage

Last spring, I had the opportunity to travel to Haiti and volunteer at the Maison Fortune Orphanage School, officially named, “L’Ecole Mixte Jean Louis Fortuné.” Maison F...

Nov. 22, 2013

NLSC Junior Officer, Sailor of the Quarter

Please join us in congratulating the Naval Legal Service Command's Junior Officer and Sailor of the Quarter.

Nov. 21, 2013

Asa Rubman NFPA Paralegal of the Year

Asa Rubman, Region Legal Service Office Northwest, receives the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) Paralegal of the Year Award from Theda Yandell, region director, NFPA....

Nov. 12, 2013

Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy honored by National Bar Association

WASHINGTON -- The Deputy Judge Advocate General and Commander, Naval Legal Service Command, received the Major General Kenneth D. Gray Excellence in Jurisprudence Award from the National Bar As...

Nov. 5, 2013

Navy Attorneys Attend Victims' Legal Counsel Training

Twenty of the Navy's Victims' Legal Counsel (VLC) attended the Air Force's Special Victims' Counsel Course at the Air Force Judge Advocate General's School, Oct. 15-18....

Sept. 10, 2013

Legal Assistance Attorney Selected for Prestigious ABA Award

Region Legal Service Office Hawaii is proud to announce the selection of Sarah Courageous, for the prestigious 2012 American Bar Association Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP) Di...

Aug. 21, 2013

Taking a Break

Legalman 2nd Class Nadine Williams always had dreams of becoming a lawyer.

Aug. 16, 2013

Enlisted Reserve Law Program Award Winners

RADM Hugh H. Howell, Jr. Award of Excellence - Legalman 2nd Class Rose Terry, Navy Reserve Operational Support Unit 0659 and cross-assigned to NR Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic and Legalman 2nd Class Jose Torres, NR International Law (OJAG ...

July 23, 2013

Navy Lawyer Among “Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40"

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy judge advocate, Lt. Tashinda Richardson, has been named to the National Bar Association (NBA) and IMPACT’s “Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40.” Honorees will be recogniz...

July 18, 2013

Happy 5th Anniversary U.S. 4th Fleet

After a decade of war in the Middle East, and with the military’s recent and much publicized pivot toward the Asia-Pacific region, it is easy to overlook the fact that servicemembers are currently forward-deployed much closer to U.S. shores. Within the Western Hemisphere, DoD is actively seeking to address the security challenges of the 21st century by strengthening partnerships with nations who share a common vision of freedom, stability and prosperity.

July 12, 2013

Promotion, Retirement of Rear Adm. Michael Quinn

Rear Adm. Michael I. Quinn Commander, Naval Civil Law Support Activity and Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Navy (Civil Law), addresses the audience during his retirement ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial. Quinn was promoted upon his retireme...

June 11, 2013

2012 OJAG and NLSC Civilians of the Year

Please join us in congratulating the Office of the Judge Advocate General and Naval Legal Service Command 2012 Civilians of the Year. Ms. Virginia Eilmus, Claims and Tort Litigation Division, 2012 Senior Civilian of the Year As the head of the...

June 10, 2013

From Navy Enlisted to Lawyer: Judge Advocate General's Corps Establishes Commissioning Program

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- In a NAVADMIN released June 4, the Navy Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps announced the In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) designed to create a pathway for enlisted Sailors to become judge ...

June 6, 2013

Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40

Congratulations to Lt. Tashinda Richardson, Region Legal Service Office Southwest Detachment Ventura County, on her selection as one of the National Bar Association's “Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40." The awardees will be honored at a ...

May 30, 2013

Navy Legalmen Revive "Tacking on the Crow"

Legalman 2nd Class Lindsay Small, Legalman 2nd Class Rah'Asia Hicks, and Legalman 2nd Class C. Brooke Casey revive a naval tradition, tacking on the crow....

May 28, 2013

Spotlight On: Rear Admiral Dan O'Toole (Ret)

Retired Rear Admiral Daniel E. O’Toole has been selected as the Circuit Executive and Clerk of Court for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit effective June 17, 2013. Prior to joining the Court, Rear Admiral O’Toole served as...

May 24, 2013

Navy JAG Focuses on Recruiting the Right People

A key to a successful future for our Corps is recruiting the right people. Building a JAG Corps that is rich in integrity, quality, and diversity is only possible through sustained engagement with law students and leaders in the legal community. The ...

May 23, 2013

Spotlight On: Master Chief Legalman Shannon Charles

This week, we congratulate Master Chief Legalman Shannon Charles, who recently earned a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University. This accomplis...

May 20, 2013

Appellate Government (Code 46)

If you want a bird’s eye view of the trial process, a tour in an appellate code at Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Review Activity (NAMARA) is a must.

May 9, 2013

NLSC Junior Officer and Sailor of the Quarter

It is my distinct pleasure to recognize outstanding judge advocates and legalmen for professional excellence and dedication to service. I am pleased to announce the following individua...

April 25, 2013

Rota Welcomes Newest U.S. Citizens During Ceremony

 Naval Station Rota Spain welcomed seven new United States citizens as they took the oath of allegiance to the United States during a Naturalization ceremony held in the Region Legal Service Office courtroom of the Community Service Building March 13.

Feb. 26, 2013

Naval Legal Service Command Junior Officer and Sailor of the Quarter

It is my privilege to recognize outstanding judge advocates and legalmen for professional excellence and dedication to service. I am pleased to announce the following individuals have been...

Feb. 21, 2013

Network Strives to Help Military Spouse Lawyers Pursue Legal Careers in Spite of Frequent Moves

The process of obtaining a license to practice law is challenging and often stressful. The course of action typically involves lengthy applications and intense studying, which ...

Feb. 14, 2013

Judge Advocate General & Naval Legal Service Command Superior Performance Awards

It is our great pleasure to recognize outstanding judge advocates for their professional excellence. Please congratulate the following recipients of the 2012 ...

Feb. 12, 2013

Well, JAG, What Do You Think?

Lt. James D. Carson stands in front of a Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) onboard the USS Gettysburg (CG-64). Carson is acting as the legal advisor for a Combined Task Group and its supporting forces during Joint Warrior 12-2....

Feb. 5, 2013

2012 Legalman & Sailor of the Year

Please join us in congratulating Legalman 1st Class (SW) Na'eem Phillips on his selection as the 2012 Judge Advocate General Legalman of the Year, and Legalman 1st Class (SCW) Dana Martinez on her selection as the 2012 Naval Legal Service Command Sailor of the Year. These two outstanding Sailors were chosen from a pool of incredibly talented nominees.

Jan. 24, 2013

China Lake JAG helps Sailors on USS Nimitz

The staff judge advocate for the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake recently spent a week aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) helping its Sailors take care of legal matters before deploying.

Dec. 20, 2012

Navy Announces Legal Services Change

By JAG Corps Public Affairs The Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) recently reorganized its offices and leadership explained where fleet units and individuals in need of services go to obtain legal help in a NAVADMIN released Nov. 30. The NLSC ...

Dec. 19, 2012

Navy Judge Advocate Receives National District Attorneys Association Award

Lt. Cmdr. James Toohey, senior trial counsel, Region Legal Service Office Hawaii, received the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) Award for his work on two high visibility child abuse cases. The NDAA honored Toohey for his outstanding trial advocacy, diplomacy, and tireless dedication to seek justice for abused children and relief for their families. 

Dec. 3, 2012

Navy JAG Corps Reserve Component Holds Change of Command

Judge Advocate General of the Navy Vice Adm. Nanette DeRenzi salutes Rear Adm. Steven Talson, outgoing Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy for Reserve Affairs and Operations and Deputy Commander, Naval Legal Service Command, during a change of ...

Nov. 19, 2012

Army, Navy TJAGs visit Camp Phoenix

​CAMP PHOENIX, Afghanistan -- The Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 hosted the top Judge Advocate Generals from the Army and Navy Nov. 5-6, 2012. U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman and U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Nanette DeRenzi traveled to Afghanistan to visit their services' deployed legal offices.

Nov. 13, 2012

U.S., Foreign Judge Advocates Participate in PANAMAX 2012

For two weeks in August, military forces from the United States and 16 partner nations participated in PANAMAX 2012, a USSOUTHCOM-sponsored exercise that simulated defending the Panama Canal from attacks by a fictional anti-capitalist, extremist organization.  The exercise scenario incorporated a variety of sea, air, land, and cyber attacks. 

Nov. 6, 2012

Judge Advocate Assigned to SAPR-L Training Team Completes Mission

Cmdr. Christopher Mora recently returned to his duties as branch office head for Region Legal Service Office Southeast Branch Office New Orleans after 30 days traveling the southern United States and Western Europe as the judge advocate assigned to the Navy Personnel Command (NAVPERS) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Master Mobile Training Team (MMTT).

Nov. 1, 2012

RLSO SE and PCU Norfolk Supports Flood Victims in Pensacola

The Navy JAG community rallied to provide claims assistance to dozens of military families affected by unexpected torrential rain that flooded homes and businesses causing Escambia County to decl...

Oct. 25, 2012

Victim Witness Assistance Program, More than Just Filling out a Form

This past April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign reiterated the importance of providing this critical support to victims.

Oct. 16, 2012

Cyber Law: Challenges, Law, Billets

How to legally conduct military operations in cyber space has proven to be an enormous challenge. Even the most fundamental issue of law - what body of law applies to cyber space operations – has been debated.  Despite the ongoing dialogue among legal scholars and policy makers on the applicable legal structure to apply, cyber threats to U.S. national security or interests continue to mount. 

Oct. 3, 2012

Navy Legal Office Names Change, Services Remain Intact

The Naval Legal Service Command realigned its offices Oct. 1, but its legal services to the fleet did not change. Legal assistance services were previously provided by Naval Legal Service Offices (NLSOs). As a result of the realignment, a servi...

Sept. 27, 2012

Advancing the Rule of Law Worldwide – DIILS at 20 Years

It’s 0700 on a steamy Monday, and the sun is rising above Lake Kivu in eastern Congo.  Fishermen in dugout canoes ply the lake’s waters in pursuit of the first catch of the day.  The merchants of Bukavu, the capital of the picturesque South Kivu province, ready their wares to be sold on the streets of the city center.  A team of U.S. Navy judge advocates assembles their gear for another day with the Congolese Army. 

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