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Feb. 21, 2020

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 8

Part 2 of a two-part interview with Captain Thomas Govan. In Part 2, we dive into Captain Govan's experience in oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court and some of his main takeaways.

Feb. 21, 2020

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 7

Part 1 of an interview with Capt Thomas Govan on his experience in successfully arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court. In this part, we discuss an overview of the case, how he was selected to present oral argument, and the preparation he took.

Feb. 18, 2020

Gone Fishin’

Opposing counsel routinely ask for personnel documents… In this article, we’ll walk through what we do at the LLFSC, how we typically interact with the office that receives a request and help to alleviate cumbersome “fishin’ expeditions”....

Feb. 6, 2020

The JAG in the Arena

Many military lawyers might believe they are only in the arena when they are in the courtroom. Nothing can be further from the truth—especially for the operational lawyer.

Jan. 22, 2020

Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime

During times of war, both government and citizens take actions that exceed necessity and threaten individual liberties. Stone’s offers timeless lessons for legal professionals about the intersection of free expression and national security.

Jan. 10, 2020

“More than a Dependent”

Professional military spouses are more than dependents. Many have more education, higher earning potential, and job satisfaction than their military spouse. Yet, most are often forced to quit their job and start over in the new PCS location.

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