Legalmen (LN) perform paralegal duties under the direction and supervision of Judge Advocates in providing and administering legal services, including matters concerned with military justice, administrative discharges, claims, admiralty law, and legal assistance. They record and transcribe proceedings of courts martial, courts of inquiry, investigations, and military commissions and prepare and submit necessary records and reports; prepare correspondence; conduct interviews; perform legal research of pertinent material for evaluation; and provide advice and assistance to personnel and command on matters of legal administration.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

As Law Office Clerks, Legalmen work under the supervision of attorneys and paralegals to prepare and process legal documents and papers, such as tax forms, legal assistance documents, summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, pleadings, and pretrial agreements. They serve as court reporters and provide clerical support for the conduct of administrative investigations. They mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials. They receive and place telephone calls, schedule and make appointments, make photocopies of correspondence, documents, and other printed matter. They organize and maintain law libraries and document and case files, and assist attorneys in collecting information such as employment, medical, and other records. They also attend legal meetings, such as client interviews, hearings or depositions, take notes, draft and type office memos, review legal publications, and perform data base searches to identify laws and court decisions relevant to pending cases.

Military Duties Translated:

Collect, examine, and organize evidence and other legal documents for attorney review and case preparation. Draft and proofread correspondence and legal documents, such as pleadings and contracts Research regulations, laws, and legal articles to assist with the preparation of reports, case files, and legal advice. Manage client billing by preparing, finalizing, and sending out bills, as well as resolving billing issues in cooperation with the billing attorney. Communicate with clients and witnesses to schedule meetings, interviews, and depositions. Manage, organize, and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing systems

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