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The Judge Advocate provides on-time and on-target legal services to individuals and organizations in the areas of military justice, adverse administrative actions and ethics, civil, operations, environmental, labor and contract law. The Judge Advocate provides preventive law and legal assistance.

JBSA-Legal Assistance Eligibility

To qualify for Legal Assistance you must have a valid military identification card and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Active Duty Military Members and their dependents

  • Reserve and Guard Members who are on active duty and their dependents

  • Retired military members and their dependents. If you are a "gray area" retired reservist or guardsman or a dependent of one of them, you must be receiving retirement pay to be eligible for service. Please note you must have a military ID card to be eligible.

  • Other individuals in unique circumstances may be eligible if they have a valid military identification card.

 

Services
NOTE: We cannot give legal advice by phone or by email.
  • Immigration
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Voting
  • Wills
  • Uniform Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Probate - Only JBSA-FSH
Note: Legal assistance does not extend to advice about criminal charges or adverse administrative actions. Contact the Area Defense Counsel for assistance with those matters.
Military Justice

The Legal Office provides legal advice on a full range of disciplinary matters to the wing commander, as well as to subordinate units and partner commands under the worldwide mission. We enable commanders to uphold good order and discipline through the efficient and equitable administration of military justice, ranging from administrative actions to general courts-martial.

Hours of Operation

JBSA-Randolph: Legal Assistance primarily by appointment.
Walk-in Hours: Thursday 10-10 a.m. (Active Duty only)
Notary/Powers of Attorney: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.


JBSA-Fort Sam Houston: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Walk in Services temporarily suspended
Office Hours: Monday -Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Friday: 7:30 a.m. -12 p.m.


JBSA-Lackland: General Legal Assistance for active duty and their dependents
by appointment only; limited appointments available.

Notary/Powers of Attorney Walk-In Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (All eligible clients)
Trainees: Walk-in service anytime during open hours

JBSA legal offices are closed on all AETC Family Days and on all Federal Holidays. Legal offices may be closed on other days for training or special events.

Military Justice Services
Contact Information
Martial Docket
Legal Assistance Websites
JBSA Legal Newsletters