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Frequently, a new attorney can be found working on a matter that involves hundreds of millions of dollars, meeting with officials at all levels, including Admirals and Generals, corporate presidents, and high-ranking Federal officers, or litigating cases against prestigious members of the private bar. Even an attorney who joins one of the best major law firms is extremely unlikely to have the responsibility and exposure in the first few years that an OGC attorney will experience.

In OGC, a new attorney learns the basic legal skills by actually practicing them, thus starting to master a significant body of substantive law, primarily Government contract, civilian personnel, environmental, and intellectual property law. OGC also supports continuous training for its attorneys throughout their careers, providing them with the tools necessary to stay at the forefront of their practice areas. OGC attorneys generally attend the Contract Attorneys’ Course at the Army JAG School in Charlottesville, VA soon after being hired. Opportunities for continuing education are also provided at OGC new attorney orientation training, OGC supervisory training, and May and October conferences. OGC attorneys also regularly attend training courses in labor, environmental, acquisition and fiscal law, ethics and standards of conduct, and Freedom of Information / Privacy Act at the three JAG schools and the Department of Justice National Advocacy Center in South Carolina. Further, computer aided legal research is encouraged, with support and training available in use of the Internet and commercial computer aided research services. Additionally, OGC has a sophisticated Intranet website where it shares not only substantive legal knowledge but also information about the organization as a whole.

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