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Judge Advocate General

Warning: All information contained within the website is for educational and informational purposes. Nothing contained in the website is a substitute for the competent legal advice of a licensed attorney. Seek legal advice before relying on information contained in this website.

Government E-mail Ethical Pitfalls
E-mail has become one of the most powerful tools we use to help Airmen accomplish their mission. However, as the use of e-mail becomes routine at the office and in our homes, too many of us are confusing appropriate use of government e-mail with inappropriate use. To find out more about the appropriate use of government e-mail, please click the link below.
Government E-mail Ethical Pitfalls

How to Find a Military Legal Assistance Practitioner

The DoD has an online search tool to assist you to find your most convenient legal assistance practitioner. Visit the link below to utilize this tool:

General Legal Assistance
The California Air National Guard legal assistance program is in place to enhance the readiness of servicemembers, educate servicemembers about their legal rights and responsibilities, and promote quality legal services for servicemembers' personal civil legal matters.

Legal assistance topics include family law, trusts and estates, real and personal property, consumer affairs, disaster assistance, and deployment readiness.
Air Force Legal Assistance

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
The SCRA is a Federal law that provides certain protections for military members when they enter active duty. The goal of the Act is to allow servicemembers to perform their military duties without unnecessary distraction. Among other benefits, the Act including caps on interest rates, stays of certain civil legal proceedings, protection from eviction, and termination of leases and cell phone contracts without repercussions.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Amendments
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Mortgage update

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
USERRA protects service members' reemployment rights when returning from a period of service in the uniformed services, including those called up from the reserves or National Guard, and prohibits employer discrimination based on military service or obligation. Notably, USERRA covers nearly all employees, including part-time and probationary employees. USERRA applies to virtually all U.S. employers, regardless of size.

Military Justice
Military Justice involves JAGs assisting commanders in maintaining good order and discipline of Airmen through investigations and proper disposition of offenses, including nonjudicial punishment, litigation advice, prosecution of Airmen charged with violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and Administrative Separations/Boards of Inquiry. To ensure the highest standards of equity and due process are maintained, the California Air National Guard provides defense counsel through an in-state referral program.

Operational Law
Operational law refers to a range of legal and related policy issues directly affecting a commander's ability to plan, train, and conduct military operations. In this context, JAGs offer commanders advice on the law of war, rules of engagement, international agreements, counter-terrorism, rule of law, operational environmental law, information operations/cyber law, intelligence authorities and oversight, and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief.


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