Introduction

An introduction to pretrial advice:

militarydefenselawyers248Pretrial Advice (also known as Article 34 Advice) is the SJA’s written advice given to the Convening Authority prior to referral. There are mandatory components to the advice (covered in this outline and also found at RCM 406), and optional components.

  • Pretrial Advice is aand for the Army, it is also now a, per AR 27-10, 5-28(b):
    1. “The servicing staff judge advocate will prepare a pretrial advice, following generally the format of RCM 406(b).”