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Summary of the Process

Summary of the Process

Summary of the Process

Trial counsel (TC) coordinates with unit before trial to coordinate transportation to confinement facility.

  • militarylawyersucmjl2015Sentence is announced and the court is adjourned.
  • Trial counsel prepares report of result of trial, confinement order.
  • Request for deferment of confinement, if any.
  • Request for deferment of reduction, if any.
  • Request for deferment and/or waiver of forfeitures, if any.
  • Exhibits accounted for and reproduced.
  • Post-trial sessions, if any. I. Record of trial (ROT) created, reproduced. J. Trial counsel / defense counsel (DC) review ROT for errata. K. Military judge (MJ) authenticates ROT (or substitute authentication if required). L. Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) signs the Staff Judge Advocate’s Recommendation (SJAR). M. SJAR and authenticated ROT served on accused / DC. N. Accused / DC submits clemency petition (RCM 1105 matters) and response to SJAR (RCM 1106 matters) – often done simultaneously. O. SJA signs addendum. P. Addendum served on DC and accused if contains “new matter.” Q. CA considers DC / accused submissions, takes initial action. R. Promulgating order signed. S. Record reproduced and mailed. T. Appellate review. U. Final action.