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  • Description

    The typical attorney’s understanding of military justice is most likely informed by the media and is therefore subject to a number of misconceptions and misunderstandings. But given our nation’s continuous involvement in conflicts overseas, the need to understand the basic elements of this branch of the justice system is growing.

    This CLE course offers a “boot-camp” introduction to military justice to dispel some of the fictions, demystify the process and provide the practitioner with a fundamental understanding of how the military justice system operates. It will explore how charges are brought before a court-martial, the alternatives to courts-martial, the powers and responsibilities of the commanding officer, the unique features of the military justice system, the military appeals process and the rights of a service member when accused of a crime.

  • Instructor Bio

    Louis Puleo

    As a retired USMC Colonel, with over 26 years of military justice experience, Louis J. Puleo is currently in private practice representing service members in courts-martial, Article 32 investigations, administrative separation boards and military appeals. Mr. Puleo is certified to practice before all courts-martial and is admitted before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He is licensed in the state of New York and received his J.D. from Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, CA and his LL.M at The George Washington University Law School.