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Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Service Branches

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Work Environment

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

  • Military Status


  • Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


    Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location.

    $23,255 - $294,189


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.

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 techniques
  • How to prepare legal documents
  • High speed transcription
  • Military judicial processes
  • How to interview witnesses
  • Discovery management

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to keep organized and accurate records
  • Ability to listen carefully
  • Interest in the law and legal proceedings

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