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The Civil Law section includes, but is not limited to: reviewing command directives; researching ethics issues and drafting ethics opinions for the Staff Judge Advocates; reviewing liability waivers; and providing training.
The Civil Law section also researches legal issues and drafts responses for debarment procedures, Lautenberg Act violations, fundraising requests, post-government employment questions, civil processing applications, civilian solicitor authorization opinions, reinstatement of driving privilege letters, and many other legal requests.
Coordination with Civil Authorities – The Civil Law Section, has the responsibility of coordinating matters in accordance with the guidelines in the JAGMAN, Chapter 6, relating to civilian warrants of arrest, surrender of military personnel to civil authorities, the service of civil process, and all related matters for commands at MCAS New River.
Arrest Warrants – The Civil Law Section will notify command representatives when service members are named in arrest warrants. Information will also be provided as to the nature of the charges and bail amount required. Commanding officers are ultimately responsible for ensuring the timely presence and proper attire of the service member.
Delivery of Service members to Civilian Authorities – When it appears that civilian authorities desire to take control of a service member, commanding officers will immediately be informed of the proper procedures to follow. Under no circumstances should custody of any service member be surrendered to civilian control except through the Civil Law section. Contact the Civil Law section in any case dealing with civilian authorities.
Subpoenas and Civil Process – All subpoena and civil process served aboard the Air Station is to be served only via the Civil Law section, at the Joint Law Center. Attempts to serve individuals at their own unit or other locations are not authorized and should be redirected immediately to the Officer-in-Charge, Civil Law.
Repossession of Property – In order to protect the legal rights of both the debtor and creditor and maintain peace and security aboard the base, both voluntary and involuntary repossessions of personal property located aboard the base will be coordinated through the Civil Law Section. The Officer-in-Charge, Civil Law shall act as the liaison between the creditor or his repossession agent and the service member/debtor. All on-base repossession actions shall be effected at a time and place directed by the Civil Law Section only after presentation of all appropriate legal documents by the creditor or his agent.