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Legal Specialists and Court Reporters
Lawyers and Judges
Legal Professions and Support Services
Photo 1: Military personnel listen during trial. Photo 2: Specialist reviews court documents.

The military has its own legal and court system, administered by the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, that pertains to many different areas of law, including criminal law, international law, administrative law, tort law, legal assistance, maritime law, and environmental law. These professionals provide legal services, such as giving legal and policy advice, formulating and implementing legal policies and initiatives, litigating cases, handling disputes, and counseling clients. They also perform legal research and serve as judges in military courts. Occupations in this career field focus on providing legal services for military personnel, retirees, and their families and represent the services in civil and international legal matters.

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