The primary duty of the judge advocate is to supply professional advice in the conduct of post business or to procure proper counsel. He is the guardian of the constitutional form of post government. Your judge advocate can also supply valuable assistance to other post committees and officers – to the service officer for legal advice, for example, and to the Americanism committee on matters relating to education and naturalization laws. Any post committee can benefit from the judge advocate’s contacts with local government officials. The judge advocate and legal committee are charged by the suggested post constitution with the duty of auditing post financial accounts. This should be done annually just before the election of officers or more frequently at their discretion.