If you are a junior attorney and are tired of spending all your time doing research instead of practicing law, you might want to take a look at the US Navy or National Guard. Attorneys practicing with the Navy and National Guard begin practicing trial law, managing their own cases and counseling clients from day one. Want to find out more? Click here.
The Job of a Navy Attorney
A Navy lawyer practices within the JAG Corps (Judge Advocate General), which is the oldest and most prestigious law firm in the country. JAG Corps attorneys deal with prosecuting general court martials, provides defense for sailors and the Navy itself, and is involved with national, international, environmental and maritime law. Because the scope of a lawyer in the Navy is so extensive, lawyers undergo rigorous training after enlisting in the service. Generally, only 20% of JAG Corps applicants are accepted. But the rewards are great. Lawyers with the Navy get to practice all types of law in all locations all over the world. To find out whether or not you are qualified to join this elite team of lawyers, click here.
Civilian Service After the US Military
JAG Corps lawyers have some of the most extensive and diverse experience of all practicing lawyers. Some JAG Corps lawyers go on to practice in some of the most prestigious private law firms in the country, while others open their own firms, some specializing in military law. If you think that becoming a Navy or National Guard attorney is right for you, click here for more information.
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