Military Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Military Career

General Information

Description

Paralegals and legal assistants in the Military do everything from research and interviews, to processing cases and discovery management in order to ensure law and order. Legal assistants and paralegals perform many of the same duties as an attorney but only under the supervision of an attorney.

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Work Environment

Paralegals and legal assistants work in military law offices and courtrooms.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required

Military Workforce

Paralegals and Legal Assistants in the Military

3,075

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Salary

Average Salary

$85,809

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 50%
  • Bachelor's degree 34%
  • Post-secondary certificate 7%
  • Post baccalaureate 4%
  • High school 3%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Paralegals and legal assistants in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Legal terminology and research techniquesHow to prepare legal documentsHigh speed transcriptionMilitary judicial processesHow to interview witnessesDiscovery management

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Knowledge

  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Law and Government
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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