|Branch||Canadian Forces personnel branch|
|Role||deal with Canadian Forces' legal affairs|
|Motto(s)||Fiat Justitia Latin "Let Justice Prevail"|
|March||"When I, Good Friends, Was Call'd to the Bar" |
The Legal Branch is a personnel branch of the Canadian Forces (CF). It primarily deals with the Canadian Forces' legal affairs. Unlike most branches, legal officers are accepted only through the Direct-Entry Training Program, and must have a degree in law as well as be a member of a Canadian provincial Bar.
Military Law Centre
The Military Law Centre on the grounds of the Royal Military College of Canada in Saint-Jean-Sur-Le-Richelieu QC which is staffed with nine military lawyers, oversees the education of officers and troops in legal matters ranging from the Forces' own code of conduct to the laws of war. It trains military lawyers and advises Ottawa on matters of policy and doctrine. The centre integrates legal education into the regular training that Forces members undergo and establishes its growing importance within the military hierarchy.
Selected RMC cadets participate in Law Of Armed Conflict international Competitions each fall with cadets from USAFA, USMA, USNA, and USCGA. In the Spring of 2008, RMC cadets were selected to participate in a competition on the Law of Armed Conflict at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Sanremo, Italy.
- Law of the Sea
- Law of Armed Conflict
- Law of land warfare
- Law of occupation
- Command responsibility
- International law
- International Humanitarian Law
- Just war
Order of precedence
Canadian Forces Military Police
|Legal Branch||Succeeded by|
- Canadian Forces publication A-AD-200-000/AG-000, "The Honours, Flags and Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces"
- The Whig Standard - Ontario, CA
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