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.

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Statement On Military Racism

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...

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