United States Army
$40,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year
The paralegal specialist is not like being a legal assistant, they are expected to provide legal/administrative support in all areas of criminal law, international law, civil/administrative law, contract law and fiscal law. They assist judges, Judge Advocates and unit commanders with a wide range of legal matters and judicial work.
Paralegal support to unit commanders and the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
Provide legal documents in courts-martial, Article 15 actions and other military justice matters
Review line of duty determinations, AR 15-6 investigations, separation board proceedings and other administrative law matters
Assistance in family law such as power of attorney, wills and separation decrees
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you. If your ASVAB scores qualify, you will then undergo training and learn how to become a paralegal specialist.
Training for a paralegal specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training, and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
Legal terminology and research techniques
Preparation of legal documents
Army judicial process
Ability to supervise those in a command
Provide technical guidance to subordinates
Maintain law/administrative library
Monitor and review actions for accuracy
Required ASVAB Score(s)Clerical (CL) : 105
Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay and 30 days of paid vacation. Learn more about total compensation.
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In the U.S. Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.
· Full College tuition and trade school benefits provided to fully qualified applicants
· Housing for single and applicants with families
· Full medical and dental coverage for Service member and family members
· Opportunity to travel to different states and countries 800 base locations
· Opportunity to become a home owner with the Veterans Affairs home loan program.
· 401k Savings retirement program
· 10 and 20 year pension retirement options
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract
Salary: $40,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year
High school (Required)
United States Army
Website : http://www.army.mil
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