Joint Doctrine Publication (JDP) 3-46, Legal Support to Joint Operations (Third Edition) explains to the operational commander how their legal adviser (LEGAD) can support them, and to the lawyer what the commander expects of them.
It contains an introduction to legal issues associated with military operations, the ways the legal adviser participates in the planning and execution of operations, and the working relationship between the commander and the lawyer.
Who should read this publication
JDP 3-46 is aimed at commanders and lawyers at the joint operational level, but has relevance to those working at lower levels, in single-Service environments, in other government departments or in non-governmental contexts.
It is also directly relevant to commanders and lawyers outside of the joint environment and those below the operational level, for example, those involved in Defence engagement.