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Hiring a Lawyer v. Pro Se Representation

Pro se legal representation comes from the Latin phrase, “for oneself,” or “on behalf of themselves.” It’s legal speak for when someone represents themselves in court without the assistance of a lawyer. There are plenty of legal matters that you

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Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule

Hearsay- Exceptions when the Declarant is Available to Testify In our last post on hearsay we explained both how Military Rules of Evidence (MRE) 801 defines hearsay and how it excludes certain statements from the general rule—found in MRE 802—that hearsay

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Hearsay

Most people know that “hearsay” is unreliable and inadmissible in court, but the term “hearsay” is a legal term that’s often used incorrectly. That’s not surprising because in military courts-martial, just as in civilian courts, the concept of hearsay is

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Military Juries – Jury of 12? Jury of your peers?

We previously provided an overview of military juries in a prior blog post, today we get into more specific questions about the composition and number of jurors, or “members.” Aren’t I entitled to be judged by twelve? Aren’t I entitled

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