The third issue of Volume 40 of the Air Force JAG School’s legal magazine The Reporter is available here (link fixed), and it contains some interesting military justice articles.
Two articles discuss the Special Victim’s Counsel program. First, Captain Richard A. Hanrahan, USAF, writes Through Her Eyes: The Lessons Learned as a Special Victim’s Counsel. Next, Major Christopher J. Goewert and Captain Seth W. Dilworth, USAF, discuss The Scope of a Victim’s Right to be Heard Through Counsel, concluding:
Practically speaking, a victim’s counsel is not asking for a third table at the hearing.
It is patently unreasonable for the government to provide a victim’s attorney with no evidence, as the victim would then be represented by counsel that has been rendered ineffective. It is equally unnecessary for victims’ counsel to receive all the evidence in a given case as they are not a party entitled to discovery.
Two articles discuss professional responsibility: Technical Sergeant Michael N. Barker Jr., USAF, reviews Professional Responsibility for Paralegals, and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Murrey Jr., USAF, considers Air Force Rule of Professional Responsibility 8.3: The Duty to Report the Misconduct of Others and the Consequences of Failing to Do So.
Major Sam C. Kidd, USAF, provides an after-action type review of his encounters with the Stored Communications Act as a trial counsel, in Military Courts Declared Incompetent: What Practitioners (Including Defense Counsel) Need to Know about the Stored Communications Act.
And Mr. Thomas G. Becker, DAF, provides a biographical sketch of “the only judge advocate to attain the grade of four-star general” in Four-Star Lawyer: The Journey of General Russell E. Dougherty.