Lawyers

Civilian:

Lawyers

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Military:

Lawyers

The military has its own system of laws and courts. Lawyers in the various services Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps administer activities within the military judicial system. They also perform legal research, prosecute and defend court cases, and are judges in military courts. They provide legal services for military personnel and represent the services in civil and international legal matters.

Job Titles

  • Admiralty Lawyer
  • Agency Legal Counsel
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel
  • Assistant Counsel

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Nationwide Salary Average*

Civilian:
$115,820
Military:
$110,530

*Average calculated based on median level of pay

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