The Judge Advocates Association is the only national professional organization dedicated exclusively to Judge Advocates and military law practitioners. Your support is vital to furthering the missions and objectives of the Association which include to:
Enhance the competence and well-being of military attorneys;
Guard the rights and benefits of military personnel, veterans, and their families;
Monitor the administrative, legislative, and judicial influences on the military justice system;
Foster coordination and cooperation between military and civilian practitioners and among the various Offices of the Judge Advocates General, and Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps;
Represent the interests of judge advocates through a dedicated JAA representative to the American Bar Association House of Delegates;
Foster coordination and cooperation between military and civilian practitioners admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the service courts of criminal appeals; and
Promote post-service career counseling, networking, and employment opportunities; foster a mentoring program between the former and current military attorneys.
The Judge Advocates Association is your “seat at the table,” with an influential voice in the organizations and entities that shape military law. We actively represent the interests of the military bar through testimony before Congress and personal contact with elected officials, congressional staffers, and representatives of the Department of Defense and other executive branch agencies. In recent years, we have testified before the Congressional panel studying the relationship between Military Department General Counsels and Judge Advocates General, testified before the SASC and HASC regarding proposed military justice amendments, participated as amicus in the Supreme Court case of Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights, supported the establishment of 3-star JAGs, and numerous other less-visible activities in support of Judge Advocates and other practitioners of military law.