Legal Assistance

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 149 (Friday, August 2, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 149 (Friday, August 2, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 37769-37770]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-16560]
Department of the Navy
32 CFR Part 727
[Docket ID: USN-2019-HA-0008]
RIN 0703-AB08
Legal Assistance
AGENCY: Department of the Navy, Department of Defense.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: This final rule removes Department of the Navy (DON)
regulations concerning Legal Assistance. Removal is appropriate because
the regulation does not affect how the public engages the DON regarding
legal assistance and does not place obligations on the public. The
Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the Navy and the Staff Judge Advocate
(SJA) to the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps issue
internal instructions that establish administration of the DON legal
assistance programs within the parameters established by many
controlling statutes. These internal instructions do not require
publication in the Code of Federal Regulations.
DATES: This rule is effective on August 2, 2019.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LT John M. Schwietz at 202-685-4641.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This rule, last updated on April 16, 2004
(69 FR 20541), provides internal guidelines for the operation of the
legal assistance program. Current internal guidelines are published in
JAG Instruction 5801.2B, ``Navy Legal Assistance Program'' (available
    It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal
for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to
public interest since it is based on removing internal procedures.
Additionally, the ultimate statutory authority governing the delivery
of military legal assistance services remains in effect at 10 U.S.C.
    This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866,
``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' Therefore, E.O. 13771, ``Reducing
Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs'' does not apply.
List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 727
    Legal Services, Military Law, Military Personnel.
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Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 727 is
    Dated: July 30, 2019.
Meredith Steingold Werner,
Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register
Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-16560 Filed 8-1-19; 8:45 am]