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  • An Army paralegal---formally titled Army paralegal specialist---provides administrative and legal support to the U.S. Army's Judicial System. Army paralegal specialists may work for the Office of the Judge Advocate General, or be placed with a command's legal team.

    Requirements

    Candidates for Army paralegal specialist must have a high school diploma or GED, and a minimum typing speed of 25 words per minute. USMilitary.com states that normal eyesight and hearing are required, as well as good written and verbal communication skills.

    Duties

    Army paralegals provide work support for areas including international law, criminal law, and defense legal services. According to USMilitary.com, Army paralegals are focused in areas of record keeping, appeals, research, and court documentation.

    Training

    According to GoArmy.com, paralegals must complete nine weeks of basic training to learn soldiering skills. Basic training is followed by ten weeks of advanced individual training where paralegals learn about the Army's judicial process through legal terminology, how to prepare legal documents and how to interview witnesses.

    Salary

    As of 2010, Army paralegals can expect to earn an average salary of $45,000, according to SimplyHired.com.

    Considerations

    The U.S. Army also hires civilian paralegals to work with various legal and medical commands on both a full-time and temporary basis.

    Source:

    GoArmy.com: Paralegal Specialist

    USMilitary.com: Army Specialist Paralegal

    SimplyHired.com: US Army Paralegal Salaries

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