April 29, 2021
This article discusses the delicate balance between law enforcement’s interests in protecting the identity of CIs and a military accused’s Constitutional and Statutory rights where “Congress intended more generous discovery to be available for military accused."
March 19, 2021
Making Your Case with Witness Testimony
Considering the decisive effect witness testimony has on the outcome of a trial, preparing witnesses for testimony and improving direct examination techniques will pay dividends for your case presentation.
Feb. 11, 2021
Show Me The Money
While the Right to Financial Privacy Act (RFPA) used to be inapplicable to military practice, this article shows the new pre-referral compulsory process authorities likely make RFPA applicable in military courts-martial practice.
Jan. 14, 2021
Peru’s Transition to an Adversarial Military Justice System
We sometimes take for granted how well our justice system works and what it means to have a fully functional JAG Corps. Our partner nations do not have such a system or such a JAG Corps. They want what we have.
Sept. 14, 2020
This article summarizes the Air Force’s current guidance with respect to the admission of hearsay at administrative discharge proceedings.
June 5, 2020
The Procedural Guide
The procedural guide is an important step in the triggering of legal ramifications for both the accused and the government. Incorrect completion and reading of the procedural guide could have drastic consequences and result in needless litigation.
Dec. 5, 2019
Avoiding Voir Dire Pitfalls
This article will provide guidance and some best practices you can employ when preparing for voir dire in the military courtroom.
May 23, 2019
Administrative Investigations and Non-judicial Punishment in Joint Environments
Intended to be an initial reference when conducting investigations or shepherding NJPs in a joint environment. By flagging the most salient distinctions between the services’ rules, our goal is to help the JAG practitioner keep an eye out for potential pitfalls.
May 9, 2019
R.C.M. 905(e)’s New, Incomprehensible Standard
This article examines the historical context of R.C.M. 905, its newly enacted standard, and recommends changes to conform more closely to federal civilian practice.
April 25, 2019
“Why We Fight”
What good is being a subject matter expert in the administration of military justice if you cannot convince your colleagues, your commanders, and when it comes down to it, the court-martial members, that your application of the law is not only the correct one, but the just one.