News January 2021

Reserve Judge Advocates Make Their Mark in the Pacific Northwest

January 29th, 2021

The Navy Reserve Law Program (NRLP) includes nearly 600 dedicated legal professionals who excel in both their civilian and part-time military careers. Throughout 2020, Reserve members located in the Pacific Northwest were recognized for their outstanding contributions in their respective legal fields. Reserve Capt. Dan Jones was awarded the Washington State Bar Association’s Award of Merit, the state bar’s highest award. Also, two NRLP members were named finalists in the …

Are You Prepared to Deploy/PCS?  A Legal Readiness Cheat-Sheet

Are You Prepared to Deploy/PCS? A Legal Readiness Cheat-Sheet

January 20th, 2021

A critical part of deployment readiness is being ready-to-go at a moment’s notice, and that includes being legally prepared. Trying to resolve personal legal issues from overseas or while deployed is not just difficult, it can be costly, time-consuming, and sometimes impossible. Below are steps you can take in order to keep yourself and your family legally ready. Of course, this cheat-sheet is not an all-inclusive list. If you have …

49th Anniversary of the Legalman Rating

49th Anniversary of the Legalman Rating

January 4th, 2021

On January 4, 1972 – 49 years ago – Secretary of the Navy John Chaffee approved the establishment of the Legalman (LN) rating and converted 275 Sailors to LNs. Today, the LN community includes more than 600 active and Reserve LNs – a diverse force of skilled paralegals delivering essential support to the Navy Fleet around the globe.

"We play a vital role in enabling our warfighters, upholding processes, and …