MILITARY JUSTICE PERSONNEL: Staff Judge Advocate: Responsibilities
States v. Travis, 66 M.J. 301 (an SJA should
be attentive to whether the
defense intends to submit clemency matters and, where there are clear
indications that the defense intends to submit matters, the SJA need
to action in the absence of the anticipated clemency material -
where communications are problematic).
United States v. Canchola, 64 M.J. 245 (where
operational requirements affect post-trial processing delays, staff
judge advocates and convening authorities should ensure that those
reasons are documented in the record of trial).
States v. Knight
, 53 MJ 340 (where an accused
the adequacy of his counselís trial representation and where he
desire to sever his relationship with counsel, a staff judge advocate
becomes aware of the potential conflict of interest must notify the
counsel of appellantís complaint so that the issue of further
can be resolved).
States v. Bradley
, 51 MJ 437 (staff judge advocate may not
engage in conduct which dissuades defense witnesses from testifying
at courts-martial; staff judge advocateís conversation with a defense
did not result in any prejudice to the accused where, although the
lost some enthusiasm for testifying, she decided to testify and did in
fact testify, and appellant did not show what, if any, testimony was
by the witness as a result of conversation with staff judge advocate).