Paralegals in the US Military assist military lawyers by preparing and recording legal documentation, assisting with legal claims and offering legal assistance to Navy personnel, among many other duties. Paralegals offer assistance to all ranks and branches of the US Military, from admirals to new enlists and Navy to the National Guard.
Navy Paralegal Training Requirements
To become a paralegal for the US Military, a new Military enlist must hold a legal degree. Military scholarships will help enlists pay for courses.After formal educational training, the potential Navy paralegal will begin an 11 week course of training to learn laws that govern the military and military legal matters. The trainees will learn about military systems of justice, procedures for court martial in the Military and the procedures for legal assistance within the Military. This training takes place that the Naval Justice School; this training will award the paralegal with 10 credit hours towards a paralegal degree.
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After the Navy: Civilian Paralegal Careers
Retiring Navy paralegals may continue to work as paralegals after leaving the Navy, or finish a degree and become a civilian lawyer. Navy paralegals may continue to work as lawyers for the military, offering legal services to veterans or specialize in other law areas, from business law to family law. The paralegal may offer services to several different lawyers or become a lawyer and open his or her own office or work for a lawyer’s group.
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Kizzy Marshall says
I wanted to get some information about being a paralegal and attending law school. I already have my paralegal certificate and experience working in various law firms. I am seriously interested in attending law school but I would like to know what my options are if I was to join the military as a paralegal and get accepted into law school how would I be able to do both. Can I attend classes at night or will I have to complete my comittment and put law school on hold. What are my options if I have already been accepted to law school ? What are my options if I am waiting to be accepted.
andrea M says
Apply at any Law School, but most will not take you unless you have a bachelor degree. Sorry, that dont have night classes, for a JD. I went to Strayer University to recieve my BBA in Legal Studies. You can do that at night because, class is one night a week.
i have a question so you have to have a degree in order to be a parlegal
no you do not need a degree to be a paralegal you can take a 2year course with a university. You can also apply online for a 14 week course with a university.