201707.04
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Entitlements Fraud or DFAS Error

If you have been in the Army for more that few years, you know that the Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) makes a lot of mistakes. Some of these mistakes are a result of conflicting advice to Soldiers by Finance officials.  Other mistakes are simply input errors by DFAS.  When mistakes happen, it usually…

201706.30
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Promotion Review Board

If you have received notice of delay of promotion and referral to a Promotion Review Board, it is important that you speak with an experienced military defense lawyer. A Promotion Review Board is convened to consider the promotion status of promotable officers identified or recommended for removal from a promotion list due to misconduct or…

201706.28
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Best Sexual Assault Military Lawyer

A large portion—in fact the large majority—of my practice involves military sexual assault defense.  In recent years, Convening Authorities have been preferring more sexual assault charges than ever before.  So if you are facing a potential court martial for sexual assault (Article 120), you are probably looking for the best military sexual assault defense attorney. …

201706.26
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Discharge Upgrade

House lawmakers in their annual defense authorization bill are pushing for legislation that could make a big difference in the success of discharge upgrades for Soldiers. The drafted language will allow troops with other-than-honorable discharges to submit outside medical documents (from the Department of Veterans Affairs or private physicians) as evidence in reconsidering the characterization…

201706.25
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Military Trial Lawyer Track

A bill has been introduced by a pair of senators aimed at creating a military trial lawyer track.  The goal would be to bolster the expertise in military justice by allowing judge advocates to specialize in litigation positions. Normally, a judge advocate spends 18 to 24 months in a litigation position, and then is moved…

201706.25
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Chances You Will Need a Military Lawyer

What are the chances that a Soldier will need to retain a military defense lawyer during his or her time in the Army?  According to a new study, those chances increase if you are a black service member. Black service members are significantly more likely to face military punishment than their white colleagues, according to…

201706.23
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Choosing a Military Trial Lawyer

I have previously written about factors to consider in selecting a military trial lawyer If you search the internet for “why I should hire a civilian lawyer” or “should I hire a civilian lawyer” you will find dozens of entries.  Missing from all this, including my own list, are the intangible qualities that you should…