Today's Military:

Legal Professions and Support Services Careers


The Military has its own judicial system for prosecuting lawbreakers and handling disputes. Enlisted legal specialists assist military lawyers and judges in the performance of legal and judicial work. They perform legal research, prepare legal documents and record legal proceedings. Servicemembers in this field have an interest in the law and how it works in everyday life.

Possible Responsibilities

  • Process legal claims and appeals
  • Research court decisions and military regulations
  • Interview clients and take statements
  • Prepare records of hearings, investigations, courts-martial and courts of inquiry
  • Maintain law libraries and trial case files

Helpful Attributes

Useful school subjects include typing, speech and business mathematics. Helpful attributes include:

  • Interest in law and legal proceedings
  • Being organized
  • Being a good listener

Training Provided

Job training consists of classroom instruction. Sample courses include:

  • Legal Terminology and Research Techniques
  • High-Speed Transcription
  • How to Prepare Legal Documents
  • Military Judicial Processes
Legal Professions and Support Services Careers.

Possible Military Job Titles

Related Civilian Jobs

  • Law Clerk
  • Court Reporter
  • Legal Assistant

Related Career Fields

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Human Resources Management and Services – Enlisted

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