Marine Judge Advocate

An attorney serving as a Marine Judge Advocate is a commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps executing the following duties:

In prosecution: bringing felonies and misdemeanors to courts martial as a first chair.

In defense: upholding constitutional protections.

As a Staff Judge Advocate: advising commanders and generals while at home or deployed.

In legal assistance: providing legal advice on matters related to family, consumer, tax, estate, and immigration law.

In civil law: ensuring compliance with federal statutes and regulations.


  • U.S. citizen
  • 20-36 years of age (waivers are approved on a case-by-case basis).
  • Medically qualified through the Marine Corps.
  • Student of an ABA approved law school OR if you are a graduate of an ABA approved law school you must be awaiting BAR results / admitted to the highest court of any U.S. state, commonwealth, territory, or the District of Columbia.


  • Immediate courtroom experience as a first chair.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
  • Transferable years of service to a federal attorney position.
  • Full health care (including dependents).
  • Life insurance.
  • Non-taxable housing allowance or free on base housing.
  • Non-taxable food allowance.
  • 30 days paid vacation.
  • Continued post graduate education paid for (including dependents).
  • Financial Aid/Tuition Assistance.

To begin the application process, please click the Apply button. Clicking “apply” will direct you to the Marine’s contact page where additional information is requested. This will help us find the right Marine in your area to reach out to you!

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