Department of the Army Regulation 27-1

Legal Services

Judge Advocate Legal Services


30 September 1996

Effective date: 30 October 1996

Rapid Action Revision (RAR) issue date: 13 September 2011

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PIN: 002999000

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History: This publication is a rapid action revision (RAR). This RAR is effective 20 September 2011. The portions affected by this RAR are listed in the summary of change.

Summary: This publication contains essential information concerning the Judge Advocate Legal Services and the Judge Advocate General's Corps . It defines responsibilities; explains policies, objectives, and procedures for the development and maintenance of the Reserve Component Judge Advocate General Corps officers; details responsibilities for the supervision, training, employment, and administration of Judge Advocate General Service Organizations; procedures for acquiring and maintaining Army law library materials; defines the professional standards and procedures for processing alleged violations of professional standards; provides guidance for applicants for voluntary active duty with the Judge Advocate General Corps; and explains and describes the administration of The Judge Advocate General's Funded Legal Education Program.

Applicability: This regulation applies to the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to Department of the Army civilians who are involved in any matter that falls under the responsibility and authority of The Judge Advocate General, regardless of whether such person is a member of the Judge Advocate Legal Service. This publication is applicable during mobilization.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is The Office of The Judge Advocate General. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army Management Control Process: This regulation contains internal control provisions and provides an Internal Control Evaluation for use in evaluating key internal controls ( Appendix C ).

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms is prohibited without prior approval from The Judge Advocate General, 2200 Army Pentagon, DAJA-ZX, Washington, DC 20310-2200.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to The Judge Advocate General, 2200 Army Pentagon, DAJA-ZX, Washington, DC 20310-2200.

Distribution: This regulation is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels B, C, D, and E for the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.


This regulation supersedes AR 27-1, dated 15 September 1989. This edition publishes a rapid action revision of AR 27-1.


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