Abeyance of Privileges. How to respond.

When a military doctor receives a notice that his/her privileges at the military hospital have been placed in abeyance and approval for off-duty employment revoked, I generally see two reactions. The most common reaction by a military doctor who has had his/her privileges placed in abeyance is to think that he or she can resolve […]

Removed from patient care? Stand-by, there is a process for reinstatement.

Military health care providers who are removed from patient care based on allegations of clinical incompetence, professional misconduct, or impairment (medical, mental, substance abuse) will not be immediately reinstated unless the Military Treatment Facility (MTF) commander (also known as the Privileging Authority) determines that the allegations are baseless on their face. If the allegations are […]

St. Johns County Veterans Court Program News

Today, the Jacksonville Times Union had a story (originally from the St. Augustine Record)  on the effort to start a Veterans Court Program in St. Johns County.  It looks like the program is getting traction.  The link can be found here.

Special Court Programs for Veterans Charged With Crimes

Florida Law Provides Veterans With Special Treatment Programs Successful Completion of a Court Ordered Veterans Treatment Program Will Avoid a Criminal Conviction. The provisions of the T. Patt Maney Veterans’ Treatment Intervention Act passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Florida’s Governor to take effect on July 1, 2012, as Section 394.47891 […]

DoD Hearing for CAC Issuance

Faced with a growing number of federal contractors requiring access to military computer systems and bases which require the use of a Common Access Card (CAC), the Department of Defense (DoD) issued DoD Instruction Number 5200.46.  The instruction provides the adjudicative guidance for issuing a CAC to a federal contractor or civilian employee who does […]

How to fight getting kicked out of the Navy

Being processed for administrative separation from the Navy doesn’t mean your career is over or an unfavorable characterization of service. With the right legal representation, you can save your career or get a discharge under honorable conditions. 1) Stay out of trouble The biggest mistake that Sailors make when they are told they are being […]

DD Form 2527, Statement of Personal Injury

As a Jacksonville, FL Military Personal Injury Attorney, I receive calls frequently from Tricare recipients who have received a DD Form 2527 Statement of Personal Injury – Possible Third Party Liability in the mail. Tricare is great health insurance, and most recipients think that they are covered by Tricare for all of their medical needs […]

Jacksonville Military Lawyer

NAS JACKSONVILLE NS MAYPORT NSB KINGS BAY THE PREMIER JACKSONVILLE LAW FIRM DEDICATED TO PROVIDING SUPERIOR LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO THE MILITARY Attorney Patrick Korody is a former Navy JAG dedicated to providing superior legal representation to members of the Jacksonville military community.  He is the only civilian attorney in the Jacksonville area who was certified […]


STUDENT AVIATORS AND ENLISTED STUDENTS AT NATTC ARE ROUTINELY PROSECUTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT. Being in a training environment on-board NAS Pensacola such as Schools Command or NATTC is professional challenging.  Pilots learn to fly at NAS Pensacola. Aviation rates learn their rates at NATTC. But, these environments are also prime for accusations of sexual assault, […]