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Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler

 

Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler

IF YOU REQUIRE LEGAL ASSISTANCE

IF YOU REQUIRE LEGAL ASSISTANCE PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY:

  1. Legal Assistance is available pursuant to 10 USC § 1044 (Full text available here: http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=(title:10%20section:1044%20edition:prelim)) .

  2. The availability of legal assistance resources is subject to the availability of legal staff resources.

  3. The only persons eligible for legal assistance are:

    1.  Members of the armed forces who are on active duty.

    2.  Members and former members entitled to retired or retainer pay or equivalent pay.

    3.  Officers of the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service who are on active duty or entitled to retired or equivalent pay.

    4. Members of reserve components not covered by paragraph (1) or (2) following release from active duty under a call or order to active duty for more than 30 days issued under a mobilization authority (as determined by the Secretary), for a period of time (prescribed by the Secretary) that begins on the date of the release and is not less than twice the length of the period served on active duty under that call or order to active duty.

    5. Dependents of members and former members described in paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4).

    6.  Survivors of a deceased member or former member described in paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) who were dependents of the member or former member at the time of the death of the member or former member, except that the eligibility of such survivors shall be determined pursuant to regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned.

    7. Civilian employees of the Federal Government serving in locations where legal assistance from non-military legal assistance providers is not reasonably available, except that the eligibility of civilian employees shall be determined pursuant to regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned.

  4. Please do not submit a request if you are not eligible for legal services. You will be asked to provide proof of eligibility prior to meeting with an attorney or forming any legal relationship with the Legal Assistance Office.

  5. You must complete the form in its entirety. Incomplete forms, or forms lacking material information (e.g. the identity of an opposing party) will not be accepted for potential placement with an attorney.

  6. Completing this form or receiving services from a non-attorney at the Legal Assistance Office does NOT create an attorney-client relationship.  In order to form an attorney-client relationship, you must meet with an attorney.  This form is used to screen for your eligibility to become a client of this office. Submitting this form does not guarantee that an attorney-client relationship will ever be formed in the future. By submitting this form you understand and agree that the Legal Assistance Office will have no duty to keep confidential the information that you are now transmitting to the Legal Assistance Office. 

  7. In order to receive services, you must have completed all pre-requisites, including attending one of the mandatory classes. Please contact the Legal Assistance Office at DSN 645-1037 for more information.

  8. Once you have completed the form in its entirety, please submit it to the following email address: legalassistMCB@usmc.mil

  9. For sorting purposes, please find the applicable subject line example and use it as the subject line of your email (NOTE: COPY AND PASTE IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE CORRECT FORMAT). YOUR EMAIL SHOULD NOT CONTAIN ANY OTHER INFORMATION EXCEPT FOR THE SUBJECT LINE AND ATTACHED FORM. ANY OTHER INFORMATION IS UNSOLICITED AND NOT PROTECTED BY ATTORNEY CLIENT CONFIDENTIALTY.

    1. 1A Adoption or Name Change Greater Camp Foster Area

    2. 2A Consumer Issue Greater Camp Foster Area

    3. 3A Domestic Relations/ERD Greater Camp Foster Area

    4. 4A Military Rights and Benefits (Eg. SCRA). Greater Camp Foster Area

    5. 5A Real Estate/Landlord tenant Greater Camp Foster Area

    6. 6A Wills/Estate Planning Greater Camp Foster Area

    7. 7A Immigration Greater Camp Foster Area

    8. 1B. Adoption or Name Change Greater Camp Schwab area

    9. 2B Consumer Issue Greater Camp Schwab area

    10. 3B Domestic Relations/ERD Greater Camp Schwab area

    11. 4B Military Rights and Benefits (Eg. SCRA). Greater Camp Schwab area

    12. 5B Real Estate/Landlord tenant Greater Camp Schwab area

    13. 6B Wills/Estate Planning Greater Camp Schwab area

    14. 7B Immigration Greater Camp Schwab area

    15. Please use an asterisk (*) to denote that one of the “special circumstances” listed on the questionnaire applies (e.g. “I Have Received a summons or notice of an impending court date”) .

For example: 6B Wills/Estate Planning Greater Camp Schwab area* would denote a will or estate issue where you have received some notice of an impending court date or believe you are entitled to a Humanitarian transfer.

Please Download the Form Here and submit it per the instructions above to the email address listed on line 8.

You will be contacted by a member of the Legal Assistance Office once you have been placed with an attorney. If you have any questions on the process please call DSN 645-1037.