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Paralegal Specialist Details


OVERVIEW
The paralegal specialist provides legal/administrative support in areas of criminal law, family law, international law, contract law and fiscal law. They assist judges, Army lawyers and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work.

JOB DUTIES
  • Provide paralegal support to unit commanders and the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
  • Provide legal documents in courts-martial, nonjudicial punishments and other military justice matters
  • Prepare line of duty determinations, separation board proceedings and other administrative law matters
  • Assistance in the family law arena, such as powers of attorney, wills and separation decrees


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction.

Advanced Individual Training: 10 weeks, 3 days at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Legal terminology and research techniques
  • Preparation of legal documents
  • Army judicial process
  • Interviewing witnesses


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • 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

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
270A Legal Administrator

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a legal assistant or a court clerk.