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The XVIII Airborne Corps Legal Assistance Office will be CLOSED on the following days:
Oct. 5, 2018 - Training Holiday
Oct. 8, 2018 - Columbus Day
Oct. 18, 2018 - Office Training
Legal Assistance Office
We provide legal services to Fort Bragg & the local military community.
We are located in the Client Services Office in Wing D of the Soldier Support Center, 1st Floor. If you enter the Soldier Support Center through the main doors, turn left at the information desk and go down the hallway. Client Services will be on your left across from Retiree Services.
910-396-0396 / 6113 - Please note that we do not have staff dedicated to answering the phone. Due to staff shortages we ask that you come in on Monday and Tuesday to set up appointments.
MONDAY: 0900-1200 & 1300-1600
TUESDAY: 0900-1200 & 1300-1600
WEDNESDAY: 1300-1600 (Walk-in wills for Active Duty Service Members ONLY)
THURSDAY: 0900-1200 & 1300-1500 (Family Law Only --Divorce/Separation Brief 0900)
The office is closed on Federal and XVIII Airborne Corps training holidays. We also close periodically for military training obligations. Please see our events page for upcoming schedule changes.
APPOINTMENTS: Appointments are made on the first day of the work week starting at 0900. Appointments are made no more than two week in advance.
If you are represented by a civilian attorney on any matter for which you are seeking legal assistance, you must get a written waiver or letter of consent BEFORE we can speak to you.
The following cases are handled on an appointment basis, for all active duty personnel, retirees, and their family members:
- Consumer Law,
- Landlord/Tenant Complaints,
- OER and NCOER Appeals,
- Line of Duty Investigations,
- Identity Theft,
- FLIPL Rebuttals,
- Name Changes,
- Debt Collection/Credit Reporting Problems,
- Unsigned Contracts,
- Memorandums of Reprimand Rebuttals,
- Immigration and Naturalization,
- Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA),
- Other IAW Regulations.
Legal Assistance Attorneys CANNOT provide advice on the following topics: Military Justice Matters, Civilian Criminal Issues, Private Business Activities (including Landlords), Employment Matters (other than USERRA), or Litigation against the United States.
Please be advised that we schedule appointments two weeks out. Once the schedule is full, we will be unable to take appointments until we see all clients scheduled for the two weeks prior. There are exceptions for circumstances in which the client cannot wait two weeks.
-Chief of Legal Assistance
Clients must attend a briefing prior to consulting an attorney on all pending divorce/separation issues. The briefing begins processing on Thursday at 0900 hrs -- clients MUST arrive at the appointed time to in-process before the brief begins.
The Divorce/Separation Brief is limited to the first 25 people and only one spouse may attend the briefing at our office.
We DO NOT prepare, review, or notarize separation agreements.
Walk-in will appointments are available EVERY Wednesday at 1300 for ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS. Services are limited - we prioritize based on deployment. You must arrive at 1300. Wills for family members and retirees are available by appointment only (based on availability). You can print the Will Worksheet prior to your appointment by clicking on the Will Worksheet link.
Walk-in slots are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no guarantee our attorneys will be able to accommodate seeing all potential walk-in clients.
Advance life directive (living will), health care powers of attorney, and durable powers of attorney are available on a walk-in basis or in conjunction with an appointment.
- Living wills allow you to make decisions about life support
- Health care powers of attorney allow you to name a person to make medical decisions for you if you become unable to make decisions for yourself
- Durable financial powers of attorney allow you to name a person to handle your affairs if you become incapacitated.
POWER OF ATTORNEY AND NOTARIAL SERVICES
Powers of attorney and notarial services are offered on a walk-in basis at any time during buisness hours. General powers of attorney and multiple types of specific powers of attorneys are available.
The tax center is opened from January-June (or as otherwise authorized) and is located on the 6th floor of the Soldier Support Center. Please call 396-8299 for an appointment.