Office of General Counsel

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Office of General Counsel

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Updates and Announcements

2020 Federal Health Law Course

FHLC 2020 will be held virtually on September 9 and 10, 2020, from 1300 - 1700 EST, each day. 
There could be an onsite attendance option in the National Capital Region with limited attendance numbers where social distancing will be available. We are trying to gauge the feasibility and interest in that option. If you are interested in this option you may select this on the registration form.
Please register using the linked form here.

If you are unable to access this online form, you may register for this course through


  1. Already have a account:

If you already have a account, please follow this direct link to the FHLC 2020 registration page:


  1. Do not have a account:

If you do not already have a account you will need to establish one.

This service is free and should automatically verify your registration if you are using a CAC/PIV or an email address with a domain of .gov or .mil. If your email domain is not one of these, you may separately verify that you hold a government email address by following the verification prompts through

Creating an Account: Go to the main page by typing into your browser, or by selecting this hyperlink:

In the top right corner, select the green button, Register Now. You have the option to register using your CAC/PIV card or by using your email address. You may use either, just follow the prompts. An activation email may be sent to your government email address to complete the registration and verification process. 

For course related questions, please email




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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