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Job:

The Vermont Army National Guard has only one Enlisted Legal Career Field. A Paralegal Specialist is not like being a legal assistant, they are expected to provide legal/administrative support in all areas of criminal law, international law, civil/administrative law, contract law and fiscal law. They assist judges, Judge Advocates and unit commanders with a wide range of legal matters and judicial work.

 

Training:

Training for a paralegal specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training, and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. 

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Legal terminology and research techniques
  • Preparation of legal documents
  • Army judicial process
  • Interviewing witnesses

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The paralegal specialist is not like being a legal assistant, they are expected to provide legal/administrative support in all areas of criminal law, international law, civil/administrative law, contract law and fiscal law. They assist judges, Judge Advocates and unit commanders with a wide range of legal matters and judicial work.

Job Duties:

  • Paralegal support to unit commanders and the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
  • Provide legal documents in courts-martial, Article 15 actions and other military justice matters
  • Review line of duty determinations, AR 15-6 investigations, separation board proceedings and other administrative law matters
  • Assistance in family law such as power of attorney, wills and separation decrees

Job Locations In Vermont Army National Guard

  • Williston - 86th Troop Command
  • St. Albans - HHT 1-172nd CAV
  • Jericho - HHC 3-172nd INF 
  • Northfield - HHC 186th BSB