The Law as a Career
by Melissa Weber
Roles for Lawyers
The Structures of a Law Firm
- Managing Partner: run everything from HR to facilities management.
- Partner: Typically they are the people that own the law firm; have most experience.
- Associate: People who work at the firm. Have less experience than a partner.
- Legal Assistant
About Military Lawyers (JAG)
The military has it's own law system; also known as the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The lawyers for the military are known as JAG Lawyers.
- Treatment and Apprehension of prisoners
- Trial process
- Laws that affect military personal
- They help the service members with civil relief
Things JAG Lawyers Handle
JAG Lawyers do not represent anybody other than Military Personal; including active duty, reserve and guard, and retired military personal.
- Rules govern Military jurisdiction
- Legal investigations
- Release and revision of military records
- Post trial review procedures
- They handle some federal cases if they are needed
Punishments that JAG Lawyers can Administer
- UCMJ can bring punishment ranging from loss of privileges to confinement and discharge.
- If the JAG lawyer determines that you deserve a Dishonorable Discharge that is what you will get.
This is the symbol and the insignia of the United States Army JAG Corps.
Where they Work
They work in normal court rooms just like civilian lawyers.
How long they have been around
The JAG Corps has been around longer than most specialties in the military.
One of the oldest military specialties.