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United States Marine Corps

Marine Corps Judge Advocates

The United States Marine Corps is seeking applicants for positions as Marine Corps Judge Advocates. The Marine Corps Judge Advocate Community is comprised of almost 600 uniformed, active-duty attorneys serving at bases and stations around the world in support of national security operations. While every attorney’s experience is different, practice areas primarily include criminal and civil litigation, administrative law, international affairs, and legal advising.

Marine Judge Advocates are offered a competitive salary and gain a wealth of litigation experience for only four short years of service. In addition, service as an attorney in the Marine Corps differs from other branches in that our attorneys are not solely restricted to the legal field like all other branches. This breadth of experience and comprehensive litigation knowledge allows attorneys to use their legal education, personal experiences, and training in a unique environment. Furthermore, Judge Advocates are expected to maintain the same physical and martial standards expected of every Marine Officer and will have extensive leadership opportunities that uniquely posture an individual for continued service in and out of the military. Offering a career path that avoids complacency in a single practice area, the monotony of billable hours, or the demands of commercial clients, a career as a Marine Judge Advocate allows attorneys to use their legal expertise for the benefit of Marines and the Nation. Earn the title “Marine,” while using your legal expertise in support of America’s finest.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Be a U.S. Citizen
2) J.D. from an ABA-accredited institution
3) Bar certified in any state or the District of Columbia
4) Demonstrate and maintain a high level of physical fitness

The salary for this position varies based on location, but is generally between $60,764 and $85,848 upon completion of entry-level training, and up to $101,799 after two years of service. This position includes a 401(k) with matching payments, 30 paid vacation days per year in addition to 10 federal holidays, medical and dental insurance, eligibility for G.I. Bill entitlements after completion of initial commitment, and an annuity retirement plan set at 40% of ending salary upon completion of 20 years of service.

For more information regarding this position, contact Captain Benjamin Lloyd at with a cover letter and resume, including law school grade point average and LSAT score if practicing for less than three years.

Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: Federal Paid-Active Duty
Application Opening Date: 04/22/2020
Application Closing Date: 12/31/2020