National Defence and Canadian Forces Legal Advisor

Leadership

What we do

The Office of the National Defence and Canadian Forces Legal Advisor (DND/CF Legal Advisor, for short) provides objective and strategic legal advice and services to the Department of National Defence and to the Canadian Armed Forces in all areas of the law, except military law, military discipline and the military justice system, for which the Judge Advocate General is responsible.

Specific role

The DND/CF Legal Advisor provides legal services as a part of the Public Safety, Defence and Immigration Portfolio of the Department of Justice. The Senior General Counsel and Legal Advisor to the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces is a Justice employee and leads our staff, which includes civilian lawyers who are also Justice employees, and military legal officers assigned from the Judge Advocate General.

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