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Office of General Counsel

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Updates and Announcements

Registration is now open

2019 Federal Health Law Course

Dates: September 10-11, 2019

Location: Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ), 7700 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22012

To register, please complete the form linked here. Registration will close 6 September 2019.

If you are unable to access the online form, please submit the linked fillable PDF form and email it to

The Registration Form will also be available on milSuite through our milBook group. This site and all content should be accessible to .mil networks; if you do not have an account you will need to make one, which should happen automatically using your CAC. All course materials will be made available through this milBook group and will be posted as they become available. A direct link to our group is found at this link: 

Regarding the off-site attendance capabilities: VTC. Livestream TBD.

Symposium Agenda: Current drafts of the agenda will be available here and subject to change until finalized.

7/12/2019 UPDATE -  CLE: We are pleased to announce that we will be able to
assist attendees to receive CLE credit again this year, thanks to support
from the Air Force JAG School!  
              --The deadline to request CLE credit is 16 August 2019
              --To request CLE credit, please make the selection on your registration form and provide the state bar(s) you are seeking credit with. 
              --If you have already registered please email your state bar requests to 

For questions regarding the course, please email

Course materials will be posted as they become available.

2019 FHLC Icebreaker
On September 10, 2019 there will be an icebreaker social event at Blackfinn
Ameripub Merrifield, less than a quarter of a mile from the Dunn Loring
Metro. Please RSVP for this on your registration form by September 6th so
that we can finalize arrangements with Blackfinn. 



DoD Guidance for Political Activity

During the election cycle all DoD personnel – military and civilian – should be aware of the various limitations that exist when it comes to participation in political activity.  Guidance on Political Activity

Our Mission

The USUHS Office of General Counsel is that part of the Defense Legal Services Agency which serves the USUHS community. We provide legal advice, opinions, and direction in a proactive fashion to support the mission of USUHS administratively.

We serve the Uniformed Services and the Nation as an academic center of Medical Jurisprudence with an ecumenical perspective for teaching, scholarly activities, service and consultation in bioethics, medical/legal standards, and emerging issues of health care delivery.


  • We are the most resourceful and responsive unit of the Defense Legal Services Agency dedicated to excellence and innovation in education, research, and service with our university to our Nation.
  • Our Institute of Medical Jurisprudence is recognized as the preeminent center for study of medical-legal issues in health care delivery.
  • We are a resource for the medical profession, the legal profession, Congress and the Nation for direction in emerging bioethical issues in research and treatment.
  • We support the uniformed services medical community in management of health resources through our Masters and Ph.D. programs in Medical Jurisprudence.
  • We are able to sustain our scholarly activities through grants and endowments awarded in recognition of our unique contribution to the Nation.
  • We recognize our part in university Development and are instrumental in the award of the Deming or Baldridge award to the University.
  • We subscribe to the USUHS Guiding Principles in all of our activities.

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