Defence Legal Reserve Legal Officers (RLO's) provide DL with critical, low cost and flexible legal capability. They provide specialist legal advice and other legal support to the command and management of Defence. The RLOs complement the work of permanent ADF legal officers, throughout Australia and on operational deployments overseas. Many of these RLOs are eminent lawyers in their civilian careers and bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and value to their DL duties. This support improves the effectiveness of operations, the maintenance of military order and discipline, the improvement of policy development and administrative process within Defence.
The Permanent and Reserve workforce is administered by the Director Legal Capability - Military in consultation with the three single service authorities, category sponsors and Heads of Corps.