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OSJA MISSION

Provide all required legal support to:
  • Installation and Garrison Commanders
  • Command Staff and Major Subordinate Commanders
  • Tenant Organizations
  • Individual Service members, family members, and retirees

Divisions

Administrative/Civil Law : Legal reviews and advice for labor, employment, contracting, ethical, fiscal, and other administrative duties.
Military Justice: The Criminal Law Division assists commanders in preserving good order and discipline within their units by prosecuting criminal offenses under the UCMJ, processing administrative separation actions, and preparing non-judicial punishment actions in accordance with Article 15, UCMJ.
Magistrate Court: The Fort Polk Federal Magistrate Court hears all cases in which individuals were given citations for misdemeanors or petty offenses committed on the installation.
Trial Defense Services: provides specified defense counsel services for Army personnel, whenever required by law or regulation and authorized by The Judge Advocate General (TJAG) or TJAG’s designee.
Medical Evaluation Board Outreach Council: The Fort Polk Federal Magistrate Court hears all cases in which individuals were given citations for misdemeanors or petty offenses committed on the installation.
Legal Assistance: Provides free, confidential legal service and advice by a staff with over 35 years of attorney experience and over 40 years of paralegal experience.
Claims: To provide Soldiers, Families, civilians, and attorneys fair, thorough, and timely service in the investigation, processing, and settlement of claims in favor of and against the United States pursuant to Army Regulation 27-20 in the State of Louisiana.


   
   
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