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ABOUT US

The Legal Administrator and Paralegal Studies Department (ADL) at TJAGLCS is responsible for managing all Legal Administrator and Legal Administrative Officer Professional Military Education, Paralegal Short Courses, and Court Reporter Courses.  The department trains and educates paraprofessionals from all components: Active, Reserve, and National Guard.  The ADL department was established in Charlottesville, VA on 1 October 2013.

 

MISSION

To educate, train, develop, and inspire JAGC paraprofessionals across all components and services in the provision and support of premier legal services for a globally responsive and regionally engaged force.

 

VISION

To instill and reinforce Army Values and Warrior Ethos through adaptive, rigorous education that prepares paraprofessionals to innovate, train, support, mentor and educate the JAGC and the Army.

COURSES COURSES

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LEGAL ADMINISTRATOR COURSES

6 Weeks. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: May 2019.

Scope: This course educates newly appointed Warrant Officers in the fundamentals of military law office management. Instruction is built around the Judge Advocate Warrant Officer core competencies and includes Knowledge Management, Resource Management, Force Management, Security Management, Legal Personnel Management, Legal Systems Integration and Innovation, Leadership, and professional writing. In addition, each student is responsible for completing a proposal paper prior to graduation.

Prerequisites: Selection for appointment as a Judge Advocate Warrant Officer, MOS 270A, or warrant officers approved for branch transfer to MOS 270A; and Army Warrant Officer Candidate School graduate or sister service equivalent. Personnel selected for attendance must complete the Pre-Warrant Officer Basic Distance Learning Course on JAG University, no later than 30 days prior to the start date of the course.

Click the student services link to the right for class schedules and additional information on attending the course.
 

4 Weeks. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: July 2019.

Scope: This course educates Judge Advocate Warrant Officers to prepare them for assignment at or above the operational level of command.  Instruction is built around the Judge Advocate Warrant Officer core competencies and includes Knowledge Management, Resource Management, Force Management, Security Management, Legal Personnel Management, Legal Systems Integration and Innovation, Leadership, and professional writing.   In addition, each student is responsible for completing a proposal paper prior to graduation.

Prerequisites: Judge Advocate Warrant Officers must possess at least two years' time in grade as a Chief Warrant Officer Two as of the start date of the course to be eligible for attendance.  Personnel who do not possess the requisite time in grade may request an exception to policy through the Chair Legal Administrator and Paralegal Studies Department, TJAGLCS to the Regimental Chief Warrant Officer.  Personnel selected for attendance must complete the Pre-WOAC Distance Learning Course on JAG University, no later than 30 days prior to the start of the course.

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2 Weeks. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: July 2019.

Scope: This course educates Judge Advocate Warrant Officers to prepare them for assignment at or above the strategic level of command. Instruction is built around the Judge Advocate Warrant Officer core competencies and includes Knowledge Management, Resource Management, Force Management, Security Management, Legal Personnel Management, Legal Systems Integration and Innovation, Leadership, and professional writing. In addition, each student is responsible for completing a formal briefing prior to graduation.

Prerequisites: Judge Advocate Warrant Officers must possess at least two years’ time in grade as a Chief Warrant Officer Three as of the start date of the course to be eligible for attendance. Personnel selected for attendance must also complete WOILE Phase I & II prior to the start of the course. Personnel who do not possess the requisite time in grade or who have not completed Phase I & II of WOILE may request an exception to policy through the Chair, Legal Administrator and Paralegal Studies Department, TJAGLCS to the Regimental Chief Warrant Officer.

Click the student services link to the right for class schedules and information on attending the course.
 

4.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: June 2019.

Scope:  This course focuses on the technical and mid-level management aspects of military law office management. 

Prerequisites:  Army warrant officers serving in MOS 270A. Warrant officers of the sister services in equivalent positions may also attend. Civilians performing duties equivalent to MOS 270A as defined in DA Pam 600-3 are permitted to attend. Staff Judge Advocates desiring this course for any person not serving in such capacity will send a request for exception to the Chair, Legal Administrator and Paralegal Studies Department, TJAGLCS. 

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4.5 Days. Offered Twice Annually. Next Offering: June 2019.

Scope: This course presents education in strategic and organizational level leadership and management, as well as the full spectrum of topics affecting law office management and the Judge Advocate Warrant Officer core competencies.  This course also provides opportunities for working groups and discussion on effective and efficient management of legal offices across the Army. 

Prerequisites: By INVITATION ONLY. Attendees will be invited by the Chief Warrant Officer of the JAG Corps.

Click the student services link to the right for class schedules and information on attending the course.
 

PARALEGAL COURSES

4.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: February 2020.

Scope: This course focuses on strategic and operational level Paralegal training, leadership, and legal updates for U.S. Army Command Paralegals, and select Chief Paralegals based on their duty assignment and level of responsibility.  The curriculum for this course is developed by the department, in coordination with the JAG Corps Regimental Command Sergeant Major, to advance The Judge Advocate General’s strategic objectives for Paralegal support to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Prerequisites: This course is by INVITATION ONLY.  The approval authority for enrollment is the JAG Corps Regimental Command Sergeant Major.  Paralegals in the grade of E7 – E9 who are serving in Command or Chief Paralegal positions, civilian paralegals in the grade of GS-11 or above, or military personnel from other services with equivalent grade and specialty will be considered for invitation to the course.

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4.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: April 2020.

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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9.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: April 2020.

Scope: This course focuses on essential legal principles and practical skills for military and civilian Army Paralegals within the core practice areas of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  Instruction will focus on specific areas of emphasis within current JAGC operations.  The curriculum is designed to provide an understanding of the substantive legal framework for the area of practice, as well as techniques, procedures, and best practices 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 E4 – E5 who have served 3 - 5 years as a paralegal, civilian paralegals or legal kindred technicians in the grade of GS5 to GS9, or military personnel of other services of equivalent grade and specialty, who are assigned or pending assignment as a Paralegal NCO or employed by the U.S. Government as a civilian Paralegal.  Personnel who have attended this course in the prior 48 months are not eligible to attend this course.

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2 Weeks. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: July 2019.

Scope: This course provides training and education on legal principles and practical Paralegal skills to U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard Paralegal Soldiers. Classes will focus on specific areas of emphasis within current JAGC operations.  Practice areas addressed may include Military Justice, Administrative & Civil Law, Contract and Fiscal Law, Operational Law, Legal Assistance, and Claims.

Prerequisites: Soldier must be qualified in MOS 27D (Paralegal Specialist).

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COURT REPORTER COURSES

7 Weeks. Offered Three Times Annually. Next Offering: July 2019.

Scope: This course provides Paralegal Specialists with the training necessary to perform Court Reporter duties. The course focuses on essential voice writing techniques, speech recognition, and court reporter training for Army Paralegal NCOs and Paralegal Specialists. Included in the curriculum are the following topics: MS Word, basics of court reporting (grammar, proofreading, closed- and open-microphone dictation, and speech recognition); voice theory; court-martial terminology; stages of trial; courtroom management; verbatim records of trial, Military Justice Online, post-trial, and preparation of records of trial.  Note: Those attending the Basic Court Reporter Course must complete the Court Reporter Candidate Course through JAG University prior to attendance.

Prerequisites: Attendees must possess 27D, Paralegal Specialist, as a primary MOS and be in the grade of E4 through E6 (Soldiers in the grade of E1 through E3 and those in the grade of E7 are approved on a case-by-case basis); pass a hearing test; pass the APFT within 6 months of attending the course; meet height and weight requirements IAW AR 600-9; complete the Court Reporter Candidate Course.  Students must have 24 months' time in service remaining upon completion of the course.

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4.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: October 2019.

Scope: The focus of the course is to update government court reporters on significant changes and new developments in Army court reporting. This course also includes ensuring the most up-to-date equipment and techniques are being used, as well as instruction on caseload sharing, which fosters a one-team mentality.  Court reporters that complete this course will be able to perform as managers across several jurisdictions.  This course is geared towards SSG-SFC (E6-E7).  This course is held annually.

Prerequisites: Attendees must be a military or civilian court reporter employed by the U.S. Government in a supervisory or managerial position.

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9.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: October 2019.

Scope: The focus of the course is to provide training and procedural guidance to government court reporters, as well as to adopt best practices.  Further, this course will prepare court reporters for higher leadership positions by incorporating instruction for the development and training of court reporters within their jurisdiction.  This will enable the students to grow and mentor less-experienced personnel, while assisting their respective Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in processing records of trial and post trial actions.  This course is geared towards SGT-SSG (E5-E6).  The course is held annually.

Prerequisites: Attendees must be a graduate of the Basic Court Reporter Course.

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RESOURCES

PARALEGAL TASK LIST

DESKBOOKS / HANDBOOKS

JAGCONNECT

LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT & TRAINING (CAC Only)

COURT REPORTER (CAC Only)

COURT REPORTER CANDIDATE COURSE (JAG University Access Required)


USEFUL LINKS *

STUDENT SERVICES

PME / COMMAND COURSES

US AIR FORCE JAG

US NAVY JAG

US COAST GUARD JAG

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PARALEGAL ASSOCIATIONS

NATIONAL VERBATIM REPORTER'S ASSOCIATION

ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ADMINISTRATORS

INTERNATIONAL LEGAL TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION

* Any links to private organizations are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement by TJAGLCS, the Department of the Army, or the Department of Defense.

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