Here’s a link to a Washington Times story about a military judge’s ruling in an Air Force general court-martial, dismissing sexual assault charges with prejudice because the convening authority (a 2-star) “directed the trial counsel not to enforce their subpoenas, [resulting in] the government abdicat[ing] its obligations to the justice system.” The military judge’s 13-page ruling is available here. Reportedly, the prosecution will not appeal the ruling.
Additionally, here’s a link to a story about the arrest of Coast Guard Seaman Ethan Tucker for the murder a fellow Coast Guardsman in Alaska.
In other news, the Solicitor General filed a reply brief in support of the Government’s petition for certiorari in Briggs. The brief is available here.
Finally, CAAF’s 2019 orientation for new attorneys (an annual event) will be on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Additional details available here.
The Seventh Annual Joint Appellate Advocacy Training (JAAT) is scheduled for September 10-12, 2019, at Rosenthal Theater, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, in Arlington, VA.
CAAF posted this announcement of the annual end-of-term reception to be held after the oral arguments on May 22, 2019:
THE PENTAGON CHAPTER, FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION, AND THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ARMED FORCES INVITE YOU TO A RECEPTION TO CELEBRATE THE COURT’S 2018-2019 TERM
Please join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Pentagon Chapter on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, beginning at 12:00 Noon for a reception to mark the end of the oral argument sessions for this term. Reception will be at the Court, 450 E Street, NW, Washington DC 20442. (Nearest Metro stop is Judiciary Square.) There will be pizza and drinks served at no cost to attendees.
There is no charge for this event, but we need an accurate count to ensure we have right amount of pizza and drinks. Please RSVP by Monday, May 20, 2019, to John Harms, email@example.com or 978-235-3633.
The schedule of events for CAAF’s 2019 Continuing Legal Education and Training Program, on March 6-7, 2019, is available here.
The registration form is available here.
This page on CAAF’s website announces the 2019 Continuing Legal Education and Training Program:
2019 Continuing Legal Education
and Training Program
March 6 – 7, 2019
American University Washington College of Law
Claudio Grossman Hall
4300 Nebraska Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
LexisNexis is hosting a free CLE for military justice practitioners next Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at The National Press Club in Washington D.C.:
The Reform to the UCMJ: Challenges and Opportunities
LexisNexis® is excited to host this year’s Military Justice Symposium, focusing on the new challenges and mandates that affect all service branches. Professor David A. Schlueter will provide a CLE accreditation, followed by two breakout sessions focused on prosecution and defense. Discussion and participation are encouraged throughout the event.
8:30 – 9 A.M.—Registration and Networking
Opening Remarks: Army JAG (Ret.) Col Kermit Lowery, LexisNexis VP & Lead Customer
9 – 10:30 A.M.—CLE: Reform to the UCMJ: Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: Professor David A. Schlueter
10:30 – 10:45 A.M.—CLE Session Q&A
10:45 – 11:30 A.M.—Second Session Topic: Don’t Panic: The Military Justice Act is natural growth, not radical change.
Speaker: Zachary Spilman, Esq.
11:30 – 11:45 A.M.—Networking Break
11:45 A.M. – 12:45 P.M.—Breakout Sessions
Session 1: Prosecution
Session 2: Defense
12:45 – 1 P.M.—Closing Remarks
You can register at LexisNexis.com/MilitaryJustice2018
Registration for the 2018 Jobs for JAGs program, sponsored by the Judge Advocates Association, is now open.
Visit http://jaa.org/ and click on the picture gallery near the middle of the page to get to the registration form.
The registration fee is $50. That will get you:
- Opening remarks
- Federal job search panel
- Resumes and interviewing for success
- Catered box lunch at Jenner & Block
- Lunchtime keynote speaker: Maj. Gen. (USA, Ret.) William “Bill” Suter – retired Army Deputy Judge Advocate General and retired Clerk of the United States Supreme Court
- Job hunting for law firm positions
- Corporate counsel job searches
The Judge Advocates Association’s annual Jobs for JAGs event will occur on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at Jenner & Block in Washington, DC.
No additional information is available now, but when available it will be posted on the JAA’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages:
The 6th annual Joint Appellate Advocacy Training is two and a half days of training provided by appellate experts, with breakout sessions for government, defense, and victims counsel. It will occur next week, Tuesday – Thursday, September 18-20, 2018 at Rosenthal Theater, Fort Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, VA.
All interested civilian attorneys, judge advocates and paralegals are invited to attend. Registration is free and will occur at the door. CLE credit may be available.
Here is the current agenda (subject to change) (updated) and here is a map that might help you get there.
CAAF’s 2018 orientation session is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 9:20 a.m. (link to notice):
To assist new appellate counsel in their practice before the Court, as well as any others who desire to attend, Mr. David Anderson, the Chief Deputy Clerk, and I will be offering an orientation session on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 0930 in the courtroom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 450 E Street, NW, Washington, DC.
Topics will include the Court’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, bar admission, drafting and filing of pleadings, the petition process, electronic filing, the Court’s website, Project Outreach, and a question and answer session.
To assist us with planning and providing for sufficient handouts, I would appreciate it if you would contact my paralegal, Ellen Rambo-Wilson at (202) 761- 7364, with the number attending from your division by Friday, September 21, 2018.
Public access to CAAF’s website is restored and the court has posted this notice of an end-of-term reception at noon on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
You can register here. Additional details here.
CAAF’s annual CLE for 2018 will occur on March 7 – 8, 2018, at American University Washington College of Law, Claudio Grossman Hall, 4300 Nebraska Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016.
Registration isn’t open yet, but will eventually be available here.
The Judge Advocates Association’s annual Jobs for JAGs event will occur on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Jenner & Block, 601 13th St NW Fl 12, Washington, District of Columbia 20001. The event is planned to run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event is anticipated to include:
Speakers in the private and federal sector, including corporate counsel, Senior Executive Service, and GS-14/15 attorneys.
Speakers with a wide range of military time before leaving for civilian positions, from junior officers who transitoned after a few years to senior officers who retired at the O-6 and flag levels
Federal job search panel
Resumes and interviewing for success
Catered box lunch at Jenner & Block
Lunchtime keynote speaker: Maj. Gen. (USA, Ret.) William “Bill” Suter (retired Army Deputy Judge Advocate General and retired Clerk of the United States Supreme Court)
How to become an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)
Job hunting for law firm positions
Corporate counsel job searches
Previously mentioned here, the 5th Annual Joint Appellate Advocacy Training will occur next week, Monday, September 18, at 8:00 AM – Wednesday, September 20, 4:30 PM, at Henderson Hall, Rosenthal Theater, Fort Myer-Henderson Hall, 1555 Southgate Road, Arlington VA 22214.
This training is free, approximately 13 hours of CLE (incl. 1 hour ethics) is anticipated, and no preregistration is required.
The agenda (with lodging information and directions) is available here.