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Legal Services: The Army Legal Assistance Program

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The Army Legal Assistance Program This change 2 corrects the title page of this regulation. This change 2-- Corrects the history statement paragraph of this regulation and deletes the supersession statement. This change does not incorporate new policy. This change 1 updates Army policy on providing legal assistance services to eligible clients. This change 1-- Encourages a joint-service approach in producing and procuring legal assistance software programs to assemble legal assistance documents and reports and in obtaining software programs containing legal reference materials for incorporation in LAAWS-LA paras l-4bS and l-4e2 Mandates a minimum level of legal assistance for all Army legal offices paras l-4fl and gl Eliminates most distinctions between soldiers and other service members as to their eligibility for legal assistance services from Army legal offices and encourages a joint-service approach in the delivery of legal assistance services paras l-4g2 m , n , and o Authorizes Reserve judge advocates to earn retirement points for legal assistance work by combining periods of less than two hours in a single day with such periods in other days in order to accumulate the two hours required for the award of a single retirement point para 2-2b4 Authorizes Active Army judge advocates to provide legal assistance to SC members as part of premobilization legal preparation PLP when consistent with available resources para 2-Sa2 c Removes the distinction between Department of Defense DOD and Department of the Army DA civilian employees within the United States as to their limited eligibility for legal assistance services in relation to their acceptance of employment, or pending deployment, outside the United States para 2-5a6 c and d.

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  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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