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The Army Lawyer 2020 Issue 4 - The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School
The Army Lawyer | Issue 4 2020
Putting Principled Counsel into Action
By Lieutenant General Charles N. Pede | “But, Sir…”What Does Principled Counsel Look Like in Action?“Sir, you can’t fire on that target!”
The Mosaic Principle
By Nick Lovegrove | 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...
You Asked Me How I Feel
By Command Sergeant Major Michael J. Bostic | Teammates, you have asked me recently, “How do you feel about racism, social injustice, police brutality, discrimination, and inequality in...
From Shining Shoes to CW5
By Fred L. Borch III | 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...
By David E. Graham | 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...
War, Peace, and Pandemic
By Captain Amanda L. Perry | In January 2020, when the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began sweeping across mainland China and the world quickly thereafter, command teams immediately started to...
Advising the Ethical Playing Field
By Major Jack B. Cohen | The concept of a profession is rooted in a field of expert knowledge coupled with the trust society instills in the profession in exchange for internal regulation and...
An Antidote for Toxic Complaints
By Colonel Terri J. Erisman | It is an unfortunate reality that some complaints are filed for wicked reasons. Every Soldier has a powerful voice to correct wrongs, and individuals have...
Why Scholarly Publishing Matters for JAs
By Professor Matthew J. Festa and Lieutenant Colonel Patrick M. Walsh | Military lawyers often have valuable experiences and original ideas that could make important contributions to the law,...
Considerations for the New Contract Trial Attorney
By Major Meghan E. Mahaney | You 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...
Assessing Leaders from the Bottom Up
By Major Patrick R. Sandys | 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...
Exceptions to Ex Parte Communications
By Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Benjamin K. Grimes | [The no-contact rule] contributes to the proper functioning of the legal system by protecting a person who has chosen to be represented by...
Jack of All Trades, Master of One
By Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey A. Gilberg, Major Michelle E. Borgnino, Major Robert E. Murdough, and Major Angel M. Overgaard | In 2017, Lieutenant General (LTG) Charles N. Pede, The Judge...
How 9/11 Changed the JAG Corps Forever
By Colonel (Retired) Lorianne M. Campanella | As the Regiment looks back, it is remarkable to think about how the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps was catapulted into the deep, complex,...
The Calm in the Storm
By Major General (Retired) Thomas J. Romig | The concept of judge advocates providing principled counsel has long been part of the culture of our Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, even...