Army MOS 27D Paralegal Specialist
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  • Provide preliminary paralegal and administrative support to unit commanders and staff and coordinates paralegal
    actions with the supervising Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
  • Prepare and process legal documents in support of courts-martial, non-judicial punishment, and other military justice
  • Prepare line of duty determinations, separation board proceedings, and other administrative law matters
  • Provide Paralegal assistance services in the family law arena including powers of attorney, wills, and separation
  • Prepare claims processing and investigations

Job training for a Paralegal Specialist requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 10
weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction. Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Legal terminology and research techniques
  • How to prepare legal documents
  • Summarize transcription of legal actions
  • Army judicial process
  • Interviewing witnesses

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Paralegal Specialist provides guidance, supervises and trains other soldiers within the same discipline. As an
advanced level Paralegal Specialist, you may be involved in:

  • Supervise the operation of a section in a command or installation paralegal office
  • Provide technical guidance to subordinates
  • Maintain law/administrative library and section files and records
  • Monitor and review actions to ensure accuracy and timely dispatch or disposition

Related Civilian Jobs
In the civilian world, Legal Specialists may be referred to as legal assistants, clerks, paralegal assistants and court clerks or
recorders. Civilian legal specialists can work for private law firms, banks, insurance companies, government agencies and
local, state and federal courts.

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A Paralegal Specialist is an integral part of the Army's legal
system. They assist judges, Army lawyers and unit commanders
with legal matters and judicial work.

The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative
support in such diverse areas as criminal law, family law,
involved in defense and judicial legal services as well as
operational and foreign law.

Some of your duties as a paralegal Specialist may include: