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Navy Paralegals



The JAG Corps selects, develops and retains a diverse force of mature, intelligent and challenge-seeking personnel for the Legalman rating. Legalmen work under the supervision of attorneys, preparing and processing legal documents in the areas of military justice, legal assistance, and administrative, civil and operational law. Their knowledge and expertise make them a valuable asset to civilian law firms if and when they decide to leave the Navy.

Our practice encompasses a broad array of law. Our 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. Navy Legalmen are only selected from those service members currently serving in the Navy.

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The JAG Corps focuses on the following essential capabilities:


We provide legal expertise necessary to conduct military operations worldwide. This includes: law of the sea, law of armed conflict, environmental law, information operations law, national security law, civil affairs, and more.

Military Justice

The American people expect the highest standards of personal and professional conduct from their armed forces. We maintain a fair and just system by enforcing the conduct and accountability of military personnel.

Support to Sailors and their Families

The men and women of the United States Navy are its most important asset. The JAG Corps supports military personnel and their families by providing legal assistance services.

Navy Legal Readiness

The Navy operates in an increasingly complex legal and regulatory environment. The JAG Corps’ mission is to ensure naval operations are conducted in compliance with the rule of law.

Practice Areas

The U.S. Navy is unique among the services in its ability to project power in all domains: on land, at sea, and in the air. As a Navy Legalman, you will experience the most diverse legal practice available to a paralegal. Some of the specific areas of our practice include:

  • Military Justice (prosecution, defense, judiciary, and appellate)
  • Legal Assistance (personal legal services and advice to military members and their families)
  • International and Operational Law (law of the sea and armed conflict, international agreements, and foreign criminal jurisdiction)
  • Administrative Law (government ethics, regulations, and legislation)
  • Environmental Law (laws protecting human health, the environment, and historic and cultural resources)
  • Civil Litigation (cases incident to the operation of the Navy in conjunction with the Department of Justice)
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law (admiralty tort and salvage claims, and international and domestic maritime issues)
  • Information Operations and Intelligence Law (national security and cyberspace matters)
  • Legislative Liaison (represent the Navy on Capitol Hill)