This week, we’re hitting the front lines and speaking with military lawyer, Colonel-Maitre Michel Drapeau about the legal issues facing members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Topics: independence of military judges; summary trials; sexual assault in the military; and our Ask-Me-Anything segment.
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⚫ What are the legal concerns about the independence (or lack thereof) of the military judiciary? (6:041) ⚫ What are the proposed changes between the disciplinary summary trial process for the armed forces (16:34) ⚫ What legal approaches are available and required to meaningfully address sexual assault in the military? (24:55) ⚫ Our Ask-Me-Anything segment, featuring five questions submitted by patrons of the Lawyered community 🔵 How does the military justice system consider mental health issues (particularly PTSD) when applicable to military justice? (35:47) 🔵 How does military justice in “real life” differ from how it operates in movies / TV shows (e.g. All the President’s Men, JAG, etc) (38:04) 🔵 What are some of the legal issues that are engaged in friendly fire incidents? (40:26) 🔵 In combat zones, where legality can often be blurred, how do lawyers review small unit actions? (43:00) 🔵 What are some things that lawyers can do to positively impact the culture of the military justice system? (45:06) Show Notes at: http://lawyeredpodcast.com/mdrapeau Support the show at http://lawyeredpodcast.com/patron