Public Sector Lawyers Section Meeting (Remote)

May 8, 2014
Victoria Online

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.

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This Section meeting is hosted by the Public Sector Lawyers Section. Members of the Young Lawyers - Vancouver and Victoria Sections, and International Law Section are invited. If you are not a member of this Section and wish to attend, please complete and return a Privilege Pass to the Sections Department.
Topic: The Structure and Services of the Office of the Judge Advocate General
Guest: Commander Sheila Archer, Assistant Judge Advocate General
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: Victoria (Live): Sussex Building, Boardroom 214, 1001 Douglas Street, Victoria BC
Vancouver (Group Webinar Viewing): Ministry of Justice, Civil Litigation, 865 Hornby Street, 12th Floor Boardroom,Vancouver BC
Cost: N/A (Brown Bag Lunch)
RSVP: Register online by Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Commander Archer was called to the BC Bar in 1991. She worked as Crown Counsel for several years before joining the Canadian Forces. As a member of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) her postings as legal advisor have included Kosovo, the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan. Cdr Archer was the Senior Legal Advisor to the Commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, who oversees all overseas deployments of the Canadian Forces. She also attended the NATO Defence College in Rome and was the Assistant Legal Advisor at NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.

Cdr Archer's presentation will provide an overview of the structure and services of the JAG. She will describe the position of Judge Advocate General, including the specific duties and functions assigned under the National Defence Act. Her presentation will reflect how the lawyers in the Office of the Judge Advocate General fulfill the JAG mission in support of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence by delivering independent, operationally focussed, solution oriented legal advice and services across the full spectrum of military law, and by assisting the Judge Advocate General in his responsibility to superintend the administration of military justice.

The vision for the JAG team is to be an agile military team of world class, operationally focussed, globally deployable and networked legal professionals, proudly contributing to a disciplined force and mission success in a manner that reflects Canadian values and the rule of law. Cdr Archer will describe who makes up the Office of the JAG, how the Office of the JAG is structured, the range of work and the services provided in advising on military justice, operational law and military administrative law at home in Canada and on deployed military missions elsewhere in the world.

Remote Option (No Charge)
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