Accession Number : ADA191501

Title :   Commanders, Staff Judge Advocates and the Army Client.

Descriptive Note : Student project rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Coupe, Dennis F

PDF Url : ADA191501

Report Date : 23 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Newly published Army Rules of Professional Conduct for Lawyers provide ethical guidance and direction for lawyers in military proceedings. The new Rules are the first ever published specifically pertaining to the ethical conduct of military and civilian lawyers practicing in military proceedings. Included in the Rules is a clarification of the ultimate ethical duty of staff judge advocates to the Army and the governmental client, a duty that is superior to duties owned to immediate commanders. Nevertheless, local commanders are entitled to the same full confidentiality and protection as the Army, so long as they perform official acts lawfully and no conflict of interest arises. By clarifying the proper relationship among staff judge advocates, commanders and the Army client, the Rules strengthen professionalism among the parties.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY LAW, ARMY, MILITARY COMMANDERS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, LEGISLATION, ETHICS

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE