Aug
20
The JAA President, on the First Women Graduates of Ranger School

The JAA President, on the First Women Graduates of Ranger School

The  pending graduation from the Army’s elite Ranger School by two female Soldiers (and their male co-graduates) is an occasion for sending, on behalf of the JAA, a hearty “Congratulations!” for their outstanding accomplishment.  As an Army Ranger, and the first Judge Advocate assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment in... [more]

 
 
 
Apr
27
JAA on the passing of RADM John S. Jenkins, JAGC, USN (Ret.)

JAA on the passing of RADM John S. Jenkins, JAGC, USN (Ret.)

We are deeply saddened at the Judge Advocates Association to report the passing of RADM John S. Jenkins, JAGC, USN (Ret.). He passed away on Thursday, 23 April 23rd. RADM Jenkins was a former Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy. He was for many years the JAA’s Delegate to... [more]

 
 
 
Feb
1
A Note from the JAA President

A Note from the JAA President

A NOTE FROM THE JUDGE ADVOCATES ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT

While the Nation wrestles with multiple threats posed by various armed groups in the Levant, the Arabian Gulf, parts of Africa, and the Afghanistan/Pakistan areas of Asia we note a re-opening of the discussion of what to call these groups – terrorists, insurgents,... [more]

 
 
 
Jan
27
Congratulations to COL (USA, Ret) Marc Warren

Congratulations to COL (USA, Ret) Marc Warren

The Judge Advocates Association is honored to announce Colonel Marc Warren (USA, Ret.) as our recipient of the 2015 Robinson O. Everett Distinguished Life Service Award. We hope you can join us on Tuesday May 26th (NOTE: this is a change from the original... [more]

 
 
 
Jan
4

Save-the-date: 2015 Annual Awards Dinner

The 2015 Judge Advocates Foundation dinner will be held Tuesday May 26th (NOTE: THIS IS A CHANGE IN DATE) at the Army-Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. The dinner is open to both JAA members and non-members, and will honor several Judge Advocates across the services for their contribution to... [more]

 
 
 
Oct
30

Jobs for JAGs 2014

The JAA thanks the over 70 Judge Advocates who attended our 2014 Jobs for JAGs seminar in partnership with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).  Special thanks to our numerous speakers and subject matter experts who supported the program. The audience heard from former Judge Advocates now in roles... [more]

 
 
 
Oct
13

The JAA Inns of Court is hosting its first event of the season on Thursday 16 October.

This initial event begins with a social and dinner at Bertucci's restaurant at 1800. Bertucci's is at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC NW.

Following dinner, there will be a presentation from 1945-2030 by LTC Brian Johnson, SOCOM's Deputy Special Operations Support Team Chief to the DOJ.  LTC Johnson's... [more]

 
 
 
Aug
15
 
May
7

2014 Outstanding Career Armed Services Attorney Award Recipients

2014 Outstanding Career Armed Services Attorney Awards

MAJ(P) Andrew D. Flor, USA

LTC David Barrett, USAR

CDR Thomas F. Leary, USN

CAPT Joseph J. Velling, USNR

Lt Col Jason S. Robertson, USAF

Lt Col Albert C. Rees, Jr., USAFR

MAJ Sean B. Patton, USMC

COL Paul L. Starita, USMCR

CDR Brian W. Robinson, USCG

CDR Lynn S. Sletto,... [more]

 
 
 
Nov
27
 
Mar
6

Pentagon Chapter of the FBA Brown Bag Lunch

The Pentagon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is sponsoring a brown-bag lunch at 11:45 am on Wednesday, March 27 at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  Chief Judge Baker is the featured speaker. There is no charge for this event, but attendees should bring their own lunch... [more]

 
 
 
Jan
18

The Center on Law, Ethics and National Security annual conference will be held March 1-2 at Duke Law School

The Center on Law, Ethics and National Security is pleased to announce that its annual conference will be held Friday, March 1st, and Saturday, March 2nd at Duke Law School in Durham, NC.  You are cordially invited to attend.

This year’s theme is “Battlefields, Boardrooms, and Backyards”  and will... [more]

 
 
 
Oct
16

JAA Inn of Court 2012-2013 program

The JAA Inn of Court will begin its 2012-2013 program on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at the George Washington University Law School with a presentation by Brigadier General Rich Gross, Legal Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, DC.

The Inn will meet... [more]

 
 
 
Sep
10

Jobs for JAGs now includes resume review

Don't forget to register now for Jobs for JAGs 2012, scheduled for Tuesday, 25 September 2012. We are also pleased to announce that Jobs for JAGs attendees will now receive resume review and suggestion services as part of the conference. Attendees will be invited to submit their resume either in... [more]

 
 
 
Aug
27

JOBS FOR JAGS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Registration is now open for Jobs for JAGs. Please join us on September 25, 2012!

More information
Register now!

 
 
 
Aug
13

Dougherty-Nelson Air Force TJAG CLE Conference scheduled for November 15-16

This year's Dougherty-Nelson Air Force TJAG CLE Conference has been scheduled for 15-16 November 2012 at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. Active duty, reserve, and retired personnel, as well as military and department civilian attorneys are invited. Individuals interested in attending should save the date... [more]

 
 
 
Aug
13

"Jobs for JAGs" scheduled for September 25th in Crystal City, VA

Are you considering retiring or separating from active duty? Already made the jump but looking for other opportunities? Join us for our annual "Jobs for JAGs" seminar. One of the most anticipated JAA events of the year, this day-long program brings together former active duty judge advocates to discuss their... [more]

 
 
 
Jul
3

WOMEN IN NATIONAL SECURITY LAW EVENTS SCHEDULED

The next Women in National Security Law events have been scheduled:

On July 15, 2012, the Women in National Security Law will join with the Women in Homeland Security for a BBQ cook-off. Now in its third year, the cookoff's proceeds benefit the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Fund.... [more]

 
 
 
Jun
7

New quarterly eMagazine, The Judge Advocate - available now!

The May 2012 edition of our new quarterly magazine, The Judge Advocate, is now available!
 
If you are a JAA member, login to the member area and you will be able to download the magazine. If you wish to become a member, please join here.
 
... [more]

 
 
 
May
21

Thinking about joining the Judge Advocates Association? There's no better time than right now.

Attendees at the 2012 JAA/JAF Awards Dinner who join the Judge Advocates Association as new annual members before June 1, 2012 will receive six additional months of membership at no extra charge.

That’s a 50% bonus for joining your professional association.

Join at: http://www.jaa.org/join 

 
 
 
May
21

Thinking about joining the Judge Advocates Association? There’s no better time than right now.

Attendees at the 2012 JAA/JAF Awards Dinner who join the Judge Advocates Association as new annual members before June 1, 2012 will receive six additional months of membership at no extra charge.

That’s a 50% bonus for joining your professional association.

Join at: http://www.jaa.org/join

 
 
 
May
16

JAA unveils new logo, image

Following a collaborative effort among JAA members and staff, and consultation with experts in the field of Heraldry, the Board of Directors has approved a new logo for the Judge Advocates Association.   Embracing the complementary professional cultures found within military service and the law, the JAA organization has grown steadily... [more]

 
 
 
Apr
10

JAA Announces 2012 Career Judge Advocate Award Recipients

The Judge Advocates Association and the Judge Advocates Foundation are pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of the Career Armed Services Attorney Awards. These awards will be presented at the 2012 JAA/JAF Awards Dinner on May 15 2012 along with the Chief Justice John Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award, the Chief... [more]

 
 
 
Apr
4

REGISTER NOW FOR JAA/JAF AWARDS DINNER

Registration is now open for the 2012 JAA/JAF Awards Dinner.  Seating is limited so please use the links below for more information or to register.  This is one of the premier judge advocate networking events of the year!  Join us celebrate the achievements of so many great current and former... [more]

 
 
 
Apr
3

JAA/JAF ANNOUNCES 2012 AWARDS

The Judge Advocates Association and the Judge Advocates Foundation are pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of the Chief Justice John Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award, the Chief Judge Robinson O. Everett Distinguished Life Service Award, and the Major General William K. Suter Distinguished Judicial Service Award. These awards will be... [more]

 
 
 
Dec
21

Jobs for JAGs materials available

The JAA is pleased to announce that the video recordings and information packet from the October 2011 Jobs for JAGs seminar is now available online.  Members may view the recordings in the secure members' area.

Members and non-members who would like to purchase the 2-DVD set (which also comes... [more]

 
 
 
Dec
1

New quarterly eMagazine, The Judge Advocate - available now!

The second edition of our new quarterly magazine, The Judge Advocate, is now available.
 
The Judge Advocate replaces the short quarterly newsletters that we've used in the past. By switching to eMagazine format we keep distribution costs (and therefore your membership fees) down while we increase the quality... [more]

 
 
 
Nov
21

2011-2012 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS INSTALLED

At the Association's annual meeting on 16 November 2011, the results of the annual election were announced and most newly-elected officers and directors were installed into their positions.

Installed for 2011-2012 were:

President: RADM Norton Joerg, JAGC, USNR (ret.)
President-Elect: BG Malinda Dunn, USA (ret.)
Vice President: Col... [more]

 
 
 
Nov
8

VOTING UNDERWAY FOR 2011-2012 JAA OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Online voting is now underway for Judge Advocates Association officers and directors for the 2011-2012 term.  All regular, associate, and law student members whose dues are current should have received an e-mail containing their unique voter registration link. Members may vote until midnight, 15 November 2011. The voter registration link... [more]

 
 
 
Sep
7

JOBS FOR JAGS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Registration is now open for Jobs for JAGs. Please join us on 25 October 2011!

More information
Register now!

 
 
 
Sep
1

DID YOU RECEIVE AN "OPT-IN" E-MAIL FROM THE JAA?

Yes, that was from us.  In reviewing our membership database we found nearly 50 dues-paying members who had "opted out" of receiving e-mail from the JAA.  We learned from several of you that the "opt-out" was inadvertent because of the way the check box was placed on the membership sign-up... [more]

 
 
 
Aug
25

New quarterly eMagazine, The Judge Advocate - available now!

The first edition of our new quarterly magazine, The Judge Advocate, is now available. In the inaugural 32-page issue you will find commentary and articles written by several JAA members. We also provide extensive coverage of this year's JAA/JAF Annual Awards and the ABA/YLD Outstanding Military Lawyer awards presented earlier... [more]

 
 
 
Aug
15

Save the Date - Jobs For JAGs

The annual Jobs for JAGs day-long seminar will be held on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 at the Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.  Major General William K. Suter, the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, will be the luncheon speaker. Mark your calendars now and please... [more]

 
 
 
Aug
5
 
Jul
29

Annual Dougherty-Nelson Air Force JAG Corps CLE Conference Announcement

The Annual Dougherty-Nelson Air Force JAG Corps CLE Conference (formerly known as the Air Force TJAG CLE) will be held 13-14 October 2011 at the George Mason School of Law in Arlington, VA. As a reminder, active duty, reserve, and retired personnel from all military services, as well as civilian... [more]

 
 
 
May
16

Lt. Gen. Jack L. Rives receives 2011 Life Service Award at 2011 JAA/JAF awards dinner

Remarks of
Lt. General Jack L. Rives, USAF (Ret.)

Upon Accepting the
Judge Advocates Association
Robinson O. Everett
Distinguished Life Service Award

Judge Advocates Association - Judge Advocates Foundation
Annual Awards Dinner
Army Navy Country Club
Arlington, Virginia

12 May 2011


Thank you.

This... [more]

 
 
 
Mar
18

The JAA Quarterly Newsletter is now available

Download the winter edition of the JAA Newsletter here.

 
 
 
Feb
22

The JAA is looking for a new Executive Director

Judge Advocates Association
Executive Director
Position Available:  May 1, 2011


The Judge Advocate Association (JAA) is the only national professional organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of  Judge Advocates and military law practitioners. It was organized in 1943 by Army attorneys in Washington, D.C., and now includes as members... [more]

 
 
 
Jan
18

Panel: More judge advocates needed

From Marine Corps Times staff writer Gidget Fuentes: A recent review of the Marine Corps’ and Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps revealed a community strained by heavy workloads and in need of more personnel... read more

... [more]
 
 
 
Jan
11

La.'s 1st female US attorney a story of mother's love

She started her law career as a judge advocate in the Air Force. She worked cases at England Air Force Base in Alexandria and at Barksdale Air Force Base... [full article]

 
 
 
Nov
2

Registration is open for the 2011 Symposium on the Status of the Legal Profession

Register now to attend the Symposium on the Status of the Legal Profession: Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century, to be held at the Georgetown University Law Center from March 31 to April 2, 2011. The symposium is presented by the American Inns of... [more]

 
 
 
Oct
12
 
Sep
19

2010 Amendments to the MCM

Amendments
Executive Order

 
 
 
Sep
19
 
Sep
15

Air Force JAG School Foundation News

  • On June 24, 2010 at the Officer Training School Complex of the Holm Center on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, an OTS Dormitory was dedicated in honor of Major General David C. Morehouse, the tenth Judge Advocate General of the US Air Force. The current OTS class was also named... [more]
 
 
 
Sep
15

THE FIFTEENTH HUGH J. CLAUSEN LECTURE

∗ This is an edited transcript of a lecture delivered by Professor Thomas W. Taylor to members of the staff and faculty, their distinguished guests, and officers attending the 58th Judge Advocate Officer Graduate Course at The Judge Advocate General’s School, Charlottesville, Virginia, on 12 May 2010. The Clausen Lecture... [more]

 
 
 
Sep
7

ABA Report of the SJA to the Commandant of the Marine Corps

Report of The Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps Presented to The American Bar Association Annual Meeting August 2010, San Francisco CA


A Message from the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps

 

On behalf of the legal community of the U.S. Marine... [more]

 
 
 
Sep
4

ABA Military Pro Bono Project

The JAA Board invites its members to become familiar with the efforts of the ABA’s Military Pro Bono Project.  The Project ‘connects active-duty military personnel and their families to free legal assistance for civil legal issues beyond the scope of services provided by a military legal assistance office.’  For more... [more]

 
 
 
Aug
20

Coast Guard TJAG Report

 
 
 
Aug
20

Air Force TJAG Report

 
 
 
Aug
20

Navy TJAG Report

 
 
 
Aug
19

Army TJAG Report

 
 
 
Aug
9

Posthumous Nomination of General John Lavelle

Former JAA President, Brigadier General Ed Rodriguez, Jr., participated on the legal team that successfully worked to restore General Lavelle's record and to secure restoration of his former grade of General (0-10).  Visit http://www.mbklaw.com/events/lavelle for the full story.

 
 
 
Jul
14
 
Jun
23

Marc Warren Named Executive Director of American Inns of Court

Congratulations to JAA President-Elect Marc Warren for his selection to be the Executive Director of The American Inns of Court!

 
 
 
Jun
18

The Journey Begins: Independence Day

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.  Lao Tzu

Independence Day is a special day for every American.  This year it will be even more special for Scott because he enters the Army JAG Corps on July 4th and takes his commissioning oath! 

The following are some thoughts he... [more]

 
 
 
Jun
10

A New JAG's Journey

We are very excited to announce a new on-line article that will feature the journey of a young attorney who will soon be commissioned.  His name is Scott Goldman and he is joining the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in July.  We will start tracking his journey from civilian to military life... [more]

 
 
 
Jun
10

ABA/YLD and JAA Announce 2010 Winners

CPT Stephanie R. Cooper, United States Army

LT Christopher P. Toscano, United States Navy

Capt Naomi N. Porterfield, United States Air Force

Capt Korvin S. Kraics, United States Marine Corps

LT CDR Marc A. Zlomek, United States Coast Goard

The awards will be presented at the ABA annual meeting in San Franciso the week... [more]

 
 
 
Jun
10

JAA Position on Section 1037, NDAA 2011

Section 1037 of H.R. 5136, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 charges the Inspector General of the Department of Defense with conducting an investigation of conduct and practices of lawyers, military and civilian, who are representing individuals the subject of either habeas corpus actions or military commissions. 

The Judge... [more]

 
 
 
May
18

LEADERSHIP IN HIGH PROFILE CASES

LEADERSHIP IN HIGH PROFILE CASES

PROFESSOR THOMAS W. TAYLOR†

∗ This is an edited transcript of a lecture delivered by Professor Thomas W. Taylor to members of the staff and faculty, their distinguished guests, and officers attending the 58th Judge Advocate Officer Graduate Course at The Judge Advocate General’s School, Charlottesville, Virginia,... [more]

 
 
 
Mar
23

Response to Fox News report

The JAA Board of Directors has issued the following press release in response to a March 16, 2010, Fox News Report questioning the role of judge advocates in targeting decisions.  The Fox News Report can be found searching the words "Gabriel Schoenfeld" + "Fox News" + "lawyers."  That should... [more]

 
 
 
The JAA President, on the First Women Graduates of Ranger School

The JAA President, on the First Women Graduates of Ranger School

 
JAA on the passing of RADM John S. Jenkins, JAGC, USN (Ret.)

JAA on the passing of RADM John S. Jenkins, JAGC, USN (Ret.)

 
A Note from the JAA President

A Note from the JAA President

 
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