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Jocelyn C Stewart, President

Jocelyn has been engaged exclusively in military practice since 2004. In active service to the Army for over eight years, she prosecuted military courts-martial for more than four years and defended them in uniform in excess of three years. Two years of her prosecution time was devoted specifically to special victim cases as one of the original fifteen Special Victim Prosecutors from 2010 to 2012. She was responsible for prosecuting sex crimes in Fort Riley, Kansas, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Fort McCoy, Wisconsin in addition to numerous reserve units tucked into the same geographical area. Jocelyn began her service to the nation assisting military clients in administrative military matters while serving as a part-time military magistrate reviewing law enforcement probable cause searches and seizures and command pretrial confinement decisions. Since her departure from active duty in 2012, Jocelyn started a private practice devoted to defending military members of all branches of the armed forces.

In late September 2015, Jocelyn re-entered the service as a member of the reserve component. Since January 2017 Jocelyn has served as adjunct professor of criminal law at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Teaching new judge advocates about military practice allows Jocelyn to provide an outlet for her passion of raising the bar in military justice practice. She feels uniquely positioned to effect positively the up and coming generation of practitioners.

Jocelyn C. Stewart

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Will M Helixon, Vice President

Will has been a trial litigator since 1993. Prior to serving on active duty in the Army, Will defended clients in Texas criminal matters in a private firm for 3 years. Will served on active duty as trial counsel, defense counsel, senior defense counsel, chief of the defense counsel assistance program, as brigade judge advocate to the renowned 173d Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy. Will also was selected to serve as one of the fifteen original Special Victim Prosecutors in the Army; his regional area of responsibility included the eastern portions of Germany, Italy, and the Balkans.

Will left active duty in 2014 and worked in securities for a few years before launching a multi-disciplinary practice law firm known as the Helixon Group. The Helixon Group practices military court-martial defense and maintains a securities defense practice. Will continues to serve the nation as part of the reserve component and most recently worked as a regional defense counsel / trainer and as a regional special victim coordinator.

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The mission of the International Association of Military Defense Lawyers is to “raise the bar” of military justice practice – by empowering its practitioners towards learned, purposeful, zealous, and ethical representation of service members, to guarantee for each clients those rights demanded by the U.S. Constitution and guaranteed them by their military status and – by educating the public and legal professionals at large to the role of these rights and their necessities in a free society.

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IAMDL is working hard to finalize courses and curriculum for our inaugural Military Justice Continuing Legal Education (CLE).

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