MILITARY LAW TASK FORCE of the National Lawyers Guild
Providing independent legal information and services to lawyers and legal workers, active-duty servicemembers, reservists, veterans and their families since 1969.
A standing project of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), we’re attorneys, legal workers, law students and “barracks lawyers”. We work on military law issues, assist counselors working directly with service members (GI’s), and train and mentor counselors and beginning military law attorneys. The MLTF is concerned with all aspects of military law and policy. We produce training materials and publish our findings in our legal journal, On Watch.
The MLTF is not part of, or affiliated with, the US military, or any government entity.
On Watch: Military Law Journal
On Watch is our journal on military law. Articles range from military law practice, political analysis, GI Rights instruction for lay counselors, book reviews, and more. Join or subscribe to get each issue as soon as its published.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Content is subject to revision based on changes in military policy and federal law. We strive to provide up-to-date information, but please ensure you have the most recent memo or advisory before taking action. If you have questions, please contact us.
Latest News & Updates
Zoom CLE: Moral Injury and the Military Law Practitioner
Moral Injury and the Military Law Practitioner A continuing legal education (CLE) seminar Live via zoom at Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern.On-demand (recorded) format starting on June 23, 2023. Program Description: Moral injury has been defined...
Appeal for Your Support
o ensure that the MLTF can fulfill its mission of keeping a critical legal eye on the US military (from our anti-imperialist perspective) and providing advocacy for service members and veterans, we need your support.By making an...
MLTF Training Series CLE #2 – Ethics
Our second session in our year-long series of continuing legal education seminars introducing military law to civilian attorneys is scheduled for July 13 and will be taught by attorney James M. Branum.This session will be available both live (via zoom) and in recorded...
Statement: Overturn of Roe v. Wade’s Effects on Women in the Military and Military Families
NLG MILITARY LAW TASK FORCE STATEMENT ith its disastrous decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court has endangered millions of pregnant people and stripped them of their autonomy and reproductive rights. Twenty-two states have laws...
Statement On Military Racism
Below is our new statement on racism in the military: The Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild was formed in the 1970s following the work of the Military Law Office during the Vietnam War. The Task Force believes that the armed forces in the United...
Announcing first session of MLTF’s 2022 Training Series “Advocacy & Activism through Military Law”
The MLTF is launching a year-long series of monthly trainings that will serve as an introduction to military law. All instruction will be conducted live via Zoom, but also will be available as recorded presentations for later viewing. The first training, entitled An...