Army

September 20, 2013

Funded Legal Education Program application deadline closing in

Maranda Flynn
Staff writer

The Fort Huachuca Staff Judge Advocate is currently available to interview eligible candidates assembling their applications for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program.

Each year, this program selects up to 25 active duty commissioned Army officers, captain and below, to attend a civilian law school at the government’s expense. Accepted applicants will attend law school beginning the fall of 2014, while still on active duty.

Lt. Col. Christine Schverak, deputy staff judge advocate, who graduated the FLEP program in 2002, explained that the process is highly competitive. “The JAG Corps only chooses the best of the very best.”

Each application requires an in person interview with the staff judge advocate assigned to the applicant’s command. At Fort Huachuca, applicants interview with Col. Timothy Cody, staff judge advocate.

According to Chapter 14 of Army Regulation 27-1, The Judge Advocate General’s Funded Legal Education Program, applicants must:

  • have graduated from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate (or equivalent) degree.
  • have not less than two years nor more than six years of active duty.
  • be able to meet the requirements of AR 601-100, Chapter 2, Section XI, after completing law school.
  • have at least a SECRET security clearance.

Schverak explained what makes a good FLEP officer. “Military attorneys should like working with people, like public advocacy and trial work, enjoy the military and love the law,” she said.
Interested and eligible officers looking to apply should register for the Law School Admission Test (at their own expense) as soon as possible. The selection board will not consider an application unless an LSAT score is available.

The LSAT website, http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/preparing-for-the-lsat, provides study guides and practice materials to prepare for the test.

For each year the FLEP officer attends law school, a two-year service obligation is incurred. “Basically, you end up owing the Army six years once you become a licensed attorney,” Schverak explained.

To begin the application process, review the documentation requirements in Chapter 14 of Army Regulation 27-1. Applications must be submitted through command channels, with a copy sent to the Personnel, Plans and Training Office of the Office of The Judge Advocate General not later than Nov. 1. For more information, or to schedule an interview with the Staff Judge Advocate, interested officers may call Schverak at 533.3002.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
DoD

McChord AFB pilot continues to inspire Airmen

Courtesy photo Capt. Ryan McGuire runs the 1,500-meter run and earns a gold medal at the 2012 Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy Colo. McGuire won a total of five medals at the 2012 Warrior Games to add to his three medals he won from the 2010 inaugural Warrior Games. McGuire is...
 
 
U.S. Army IMCOM photo by Amanda S. Rodriguez

Civilian mentor program shapes Army installation management’s future

U.S. Army IMCOM photo by Amanda S. Rodriguez U.S. Army Installation Management Command mentors and mentees work on teambuilding skills, building a block tower in total silience, during the IMCOM Headquarters Centralized Mentori...
 
 
DoD

DFAS reminds DoD employees to review tax withholdings

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service gave U.S. Department of Defense employees a friendly reminder to review withholdings from their paycheck, in an email last week. If a large tax refund was received or you owed a large amount in taxes during the recent tax season, you may need to look over your federal and...
 

 

Odierno: Information, instability travel at similar speeds

ASPEN, Colo. – As the world has become more interconnected and information travels faster than ever before, it also has become more unpredictable and dangerous, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said here last night. “People now understand more about what other people might have, what they might want, how much control they want...
 
 
Gabrielle Kuholski

Post children attend Vacation Bible School week

Gabrielle Kuholski Pictured with the microphone, Colleen Sherod, 20, Vacation Bible School volunteer, emcees a review of the week’s religious lessons as VBS students hold up posters of their “Bible buddies.” The activity ...
 
 
Maranda Flynn

Seifert School-Age Center offers fun for kids, piece-of-mind for parents

Maranda Flynn Selene Ferro, 9, Jaliah Eldridge, 7, and Malachi Bergstrom, 7, build a puzzle train city in the creative play area of the first through third grade room at the Seifert School-Age Center. Creative play allows child...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin