4.5 Days. Offered Once Annually.
Scope: This course focuses on more complex legal principles and practical skills for Army Paralegals, both military and civilian, within the core practice areas of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC). Additionally, the course emphasizes leadership and management techniques and best practices within those legal practice areas, as well as the more nuanced understanding of law and policy required at Corps and higher levels of command. Classes will focus on specific areas of emphasis within current JAGC operations. The curriculum is designed to provide enhanced understanding of the substantive legal framework for the area of practice and best practices for teaching, managing, and leading subordinate Paralegals to accomplish practical Paralegal skills to best support Judge Advocates and attorneys in the field. Practice areas addressed may include Military Justice, Administrative & Civil Law, Contract and Fiscal Law, Operational Law, Legal Assistance, and Claims.
Prerequisites: Paralegals in the grade of E-6 – E7 who have served 7 - 9 years as a paralegal, civilian paralegals in the grade of GS-9 or above, or military personnel from other services with equivalent grade and specialty.
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