Office of General Counsel

General Information

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Office of General Counsel

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Updates and Announcements

2017 Federal Health Law Course

Dates: September 12-14, 2017; September 14, 2017, will be Service specifc breakout sessions.

Location: Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ), 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA.

If you cannot access the Google Form, please complete the Fillable PDF registration form and send it as an email attachment to

The registration form and all course materials will be available electronically in our milBook group, found here.  Course materials will be posted to this group as they become available. To join this group, just click on this link: You may be asked to register for milSuite if you do not already have an account. Registration should happen automatically via your CAC.

Registration will close September 1, 2017

Should you require additional assistance or experience issues with milSuite, please contact

Course and CLE information will be posted closer to the date.

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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