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Uniformed Judge Advocate General’s Corps Lawyers – In Brief

Uniformed judge advocates are commissioned naval officers based throughout the world, ashore, and at sea who practice law, support the Navy and serve the Nation.

The practice encompasses a broad array of law. The mission is critical to the success of military operations. As we operate in increasingly complex legal and regulatory environments, the Navy is always in need of new legal talent to join its ranks, and bring expertise and innovative thinking.

Application Deadlines

Student Program: October 12, 2018 (Interviews must be requested by September 28, 2018)
Direct Appointment Program: February 8, 2019
Law Education Program: September 21, 2018
In-service Procurement Program: December 1, 2018
2019 Summer Paid Internship Program: TBD based on available funding (exact date TBD)
2019 Summer Unpaid Internship Program: January 18, 2019
2019 Spring Semester Externship Program: September 21, 2018

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Uniformed Legalman Paralegals – In Brief

Legalmen possess knowledge and expertise regarding military and civilian legal systems, and substantive and procedural law, which qualify them to perform the work of a legal nature under the supervision of an attorney.

Knowledge, skills and abilities of a Legalman include the following: providing legal assistance in areas of the law such as wills and estates, consumer advocacy, landlord / tenant, immigration and naturalization, tax and family law, all of which include drafting and reviewing technical legal documents for attorney signature. Certain military justice duties include preparation of records and hearings, investigations, courts-martial and courts of inquiry, processing appeals, and the coordination of nonjudicial punishment hearings. Legalmen also act as trial paralegals for both trial and defense counsel. They receive extensive military justice training in administrative and civil law, substantive and procedural law, court-martial procedures, and nonjudicial punishment.

Visit the Navy Paralegals section to learn more about becoming a uniformed paralegal.

Uniformed Reserve JAG Corps – In Brief

In the Navy Judge Advocate Corps Reserve, highly motivated men and women from all walks of life come together to find unrivaled training, undeniable purpose and uncommon adventure. Officers can make the most of their law degree. Paralegals, or Navy Legalmen, are relied upon for their intelligence and ability to work with little supervision.

Learn more about what it means to serve in the Navy Reserve. And how you can successfully balance patriotic duty, personal commitments and everyday career interests.

Visit the Reserve Careers section to learn more.

Civilian Positions – In Brief

The Department of the Navy recruits talented people for a variety of occupations and responsibility levels throughout the world. In the JAG Corps, you may perform or supervise various legal duties in connection with functions such as hearings, appeals, litigation or advisory services. In addition, we hire support staff to provide functions such as information technology and supply.

Visit the Civilian Careers section to learn more.