Handling Federal Tort Claims, Personal Injury
NADA Appraisal Guides Official Car, Older Car, etc.
Regional or State Reporter, w/Advance Sheet subscription, as needed (Regional Reporters available also
Regional or State Digest (to match reporter system)
Shepards Citations (to match reporter system)
West Federal Forms
Figure 2-1.Standard minimum listcommercial lawbooksContinued.
responsible for providing automatic upkeep service on
many other commercial lawbooks that are not listed.
Commercial lawbook needs vary from office to office.
Each year, each field library is informed by JAG Report
5070-2 (to be discussed later in this chapter) of the exact
materials maintained for them by JAG.
Other reference materials (noncommercial) needed
for your library may be handled by one of several other
offices in OJAG. These include the following:
. The JAG Journal and the Off the Recordpub-
lished and distributed by the Office of the Executive
Assistant to JAG.
l The Legal Newsletter materials about continu-
ing legal education and legal assistance are published
and/or distributed by the Continuing Legal Educa-
tion/Legal Assistance Policy Division of JAG.
. The Military Justice Reporter although pub-
lished by West Publishing Company, it is considered
noncommercial and is provided to all JAG field activi-
ties by the Publications section of OJAG. This office
also provides for the distribution of Shepards Military
Justice Citations, military legal publications such as the
Military Law Review published by the Department of
the Army, and publications of the Government Printing
Office (GPO) such as the MCM. In addition to the
previous services, the Publications section is also re-
sponsible for distributing JAG instructions and notices,
as well as the JAG Manaul.
Of those offices briefly mentioned previously, you
will probably have more direct contact with the Field
Library section and the Publications section than any
other. The following discussion is provided to help you
better understand the functions and responsibilities of
these offices and their relationship to the field law
FIELD LAW LIBRARY SECTION, OJAG
The Field Law Library Program was established in
1974 to centralize purchasing of commercial lawbooks
for Navy field law libraries. Centralized purchasing
results in (1) reduced administrative costs by combining
individual requisitions; (2) frequent publisher discounts
for bulk purchases; and (3) standardized field law librar-
ies for the Naval Establishment.
The Head, Field Law Library section acts as pri-
mary advisor to JAG on all matters related to the com-
mercial lawbook needs of the field library activities as
well as keeping track of the status of the commercial
books and services contracted and paid for by JAG.
Additionally, this office is responsible for keeping JAG
informed on which contracted services are to be re-
newed or canceled, which materials provided to field
libraries have been replaced due to loss or damage, and
which new materials, if any, should be purchased for
use by the field libraries.
As an aid in keeping track of the needs of the field
libraries and the status of the contracted services, an
annual report is sent to each individual field library.
This report serves a dual purpose because it provides a
list of the commercial lawbooks and services that are
automatically provided for each field library by JAG
and also provides the Field Library section with valu-
able information that can be used to determine which
services need to be renewed, which can be canceled, and
which materials, if any, need to be replaced. A sample
of this report, JAG Report Symbol JAG 5070-2, is
shown in figure 2-2. We will discuss your responsibili-
ties concerning this report more fully later in this
The Field Library Program handles only commer-
cial lawbooks. The Code of Federal Regulations and the
Federal Register may be obtained from the OJAG Pub-
lications Section, Code 64; the Naval Law Review