On 24 and 25 June 1974, the Captain’s Advisory Council, with the cooperation of the Fort Meade JAG shop, sponsored a Regional Continuing Legal Education Conference at Fort Meade. The purpose of the conference was to provide a medium for presenting a continuing legal education program which would complement existing programs as well as allow junior officers of the JAG Corps to meet in a relaxed, yet productive, atmosphere. After a Council subcommittee outlined a tentative agenda, council members representing various fields of military law planned and implemented general presentations to the conference as a whole, as well as seminars and workshops.
The response of the conferees was most encouraging; most felt that holding such conferences was beneficial and that they should be instituted in other regions. That response, when viewed along with the wealth of enthusiasm and suggestions resulting from the conference, certainly provides impetus for the planning and implementation of future conferences. There is always a need for continuing legal education, and a regional continuing legal education conference is but one viable means of meeting that end.
David A. Schlueter, Captain’s Advisory Council Notes, Army Law. 21 (Nov. 1974).