*** This job requires enlistment in the US Army as a Paralegal Specialist ***
*** No experience or former education as a Paralegal Specialist required***
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
- Interviewing witnesses
- 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
- A monthly paycheck (starting at around $1,5000 per month)
- Montgomery GI Bill (free $$$$$ for college or university)
- Retirement benefits for part-time service
- Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
- Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
- Free Healthcare and dental Benefits Available
- 30 days of free vacation days per year
- Opportunities to travel to places like Germany, Hawaii, Spain, Belgium, Japan and the Pacific for free
- High School Diploma or GED
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 34
- Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
- Must meet citizenship requirements (legal resident or citizen)
- Must meet the Army's height and weight standard
EARN CASH FOR IN DEMAND JOBS
You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties.
FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a legal assistant, paralegal or court clerk.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PAYS) PROGRAM
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.
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Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $24,000.00 - $36,000.00 per year
- High school or equivalent (Required)
- Are you aware you are required to enlist in the US Army to be eligible for this position?
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Signing bonus
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Relocation assistance
- Professional development assistance
- Tuition reimbursement
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